‘A four-month programming project ended up taking two years,’ as Iguana Books publisher Greg Ioannou says. Once expected to be a new base of operation for Pubslush, his Toronto-based author services crowdfunding company PubLaunch is to open this month.
‘Reform measures are anticipated over the course of the next year,’ says a statement from Ottawa, ‘to enable creators to get paid properly.’ Canada’s House of Commons has opened its review of the controversial 2012 Copyright Modernization Act.
Wattpad’s data team reveals 2017’s most popular topics for fan fiction and original writing among the platform’s young adult Millennial and Gen Z readers.
Canada’s journal on public health will be published by Springer, which also will co-publish ‘Flow Chemistry’ with Budapest’s Akadémiai Kiadó in January.
From Brazil, Norway, Canada, the UK, Lebanon, and Turkey, we gather observations from Guadalajara International Book Fair’s Rights Exchange fellows.
In Canada, Greystone Books announces an anthology in women’s experiences of sexual assault. In California, About Comics adds a ‘Negro Motorist’ guide.
Royalties payable by Canadian universities to authors, visual artists and their publishers are down almost 50 percent since 2012, says Copibec.
In Montreal, publishers explained how they are turning to ‘new influencers’ on social media to reach more consumers online and promote books.
‘Canadian content? There won’t be any,’ warned Kate Taylor of the ‘Globe and Mail,’ as she moderated a panel on Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act.
Attracting almost 30 percent more anglophone publishers, the Salon du livre de Montréal pumped new energy into its annual Translation Rights Fair.