Even as Emmanuel Macron names reading the ‘great national cause’ of the year, France’s publishers are celebrating ‘book resilience’ in 2020.
Naver’s US$600 million acquisition of Wattpad is completed as potential competition arrives from Amazon’s new Kindle Vella and Seoul’s Kakao.
Ingram Content Group seeds Binc’s ‘Survive to Thrive’ bookstore grant program, with additional major support from publishers and Bookshop.org.
Moving this year to digital submissions, the 33rd annual Lambda Literary Awards program names 120 titles in its shortlists.
A newly formed initiative, the Comic Art Europe project announces its first winners and is taking entries for its summer training camp.
The merger between Canada’s Wattpad and South Korea’s Naver, says Allen Lau, is built on audience and platform expansion.
Toronto-based Wattpad will retain its leadership team following its acquisition by South Korean tech company Naver, in a US$600 million cash and stock deal.
French animation studio TeamTO has acquired TV, film and licensing rights to the ‘Ninn’ graphic novel from Belgian publisher Kennes Éditions.
Singapore’s 2020 Asian Festival of Children’s Content draws from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas for its programming.
Politically related biography and memoir gained, and children’s print gained 12 percent over the second quarter of 2019 in unit sales.