Canadians say they listen to audiobooks while doing other things. In 2018, 54 percent of those surveyed by BookNet Canada prefer to listen on their phones.
Deciding to open foreign rights sales as ‘something we needed to do for our authors,’ the Inuit-owned publishing house Inhabit Media has staged its arrival at Frankfurter Buchmesse, on the ramp up to Canada’s stint as Guest of Honor in 2020.
‘We allow other industries to cannibalize what used to be time devoted to books,’ says Rakuten Kobo’s Pieter Swinkels ahead of his appearance at Frankfurt’s The Markets conference.
A total 60 awards in 12 categories are named in each of 10 languages from a record-breaking 362,423 entries, for the 2018 Watty Awards.
The quietly implemented Wattpad Next beta is limited to four markets and uses a select group of writers. But this short-term program could mean a lasting change for writers and readers who want to reward them for their stories.
From studies of the Vatican and politics to climate change and factories’ impact on societies, the Cundill History Prize shortlist for this year is notable, according to the jury chair, for its authors’ craftsmanship.
‘I enjoyed the experience of seeing the movie,’ the Canadian author says–but only on his second viewing. Seeing his work go to the screen, Patrick deWitt says, takes some getting used to.
Kids Can Press will see two of its book properties transformed into tv shows next fall: Ashley Spires’ graphic novels and picture books by Geneviève Côté.
‘Ranging across space and time,’ according to jury chair Kwame Anthony Appiah, the 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist includes three authors from the UK, one from Canada, two from the United States.
From mystery, history and political hot buttons to romance, memoir, and a children’s book, this rights roundup–on the run-up to Frankfurt–finds us looking at work from seven nations and selling into more than three times that many territories and/or languages.