The observations made by these diverse publishers during at the first Children’s Books Salon in New York speak to their common faith in the social power of books.
How is the political climate in the United States is affecting the sales of socially relevant books? One Canadian publisher says the ‘Trump bump’ is real.
Having once left the American ebook market largely to Seattle, Rakuten Kobo now is hitching a ride with Walmart back into Amazonian America, selling ebooks and audiobooks through the big-box leader.
Several international participants in next week’s Children’s Books Salon–produced by Frankfurter Buchmesse New York and Publishing Perspectives–speak to us about the children’s book sector in their respective markets today.
The platform’s community, according to media information, grew in 2017 by more than 40 percent and now draws more than 65 million users monthly to its system, which supports more than 50 languages.
BookNet Canada reports that backlist book sales were strong in the English Canadian market in 2017, showing two percent growth in sales and accounting for two of the top five bestsellers.
With the School of Life organization headed for its 10th anniversary, the program is beginning distribution in the American and Canadian markets with Consortium, the first volume of compiled readings due out in February.
‘A sad irony to see the so-called leader of the free world trying to limit freedom to publish.’ The International Publishers Association slams the Trump cease-and-desist effort and libel law comments as ‘a new and worrying development.’
‘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.