A ‘lack of imagination on the part of publishers is hampering the development of a reading culture in Kenya,’ says the Kenyan author Peter Kimani.
As the Industry Committee report on the Canadian Modernization Act arrives, publishing industry players call for speed, with an election looming.
While the recommendations still must be legislated, Canadian publishing sees light at the end of a tunnel, after years of devastating copyright losses.
Finding itself among a handful of European Union nations still with a state-controlled textbook market, Slovakia, says parliament member Branislav Gröhling, must change.
With ‘many more tie-ups and collaborations between English and Indian-language publishers,’ Taylor & Francis’ Nitasha Devasar reports that India’s book market today is in fast, positive evolution.
In this installment of his monthly column, exclusive to Publishing Perspectives, Richard Charkin looks at the question, ‘Why is that authors are typically paid a percentage of a notional retail price which hardly any customer pays?’
In his exclusive column for Publishing Perspectives, Richard Charkin asks why ‘the largest advances … go to the authors who need the money least, and vice-versa?’ and other questions for a journal he’d call ‘Ask Emma.’
If “unputdownable” means “putdownable” and “educational publishing” is “anything that’s not trade publishing,” what does “quality” mean in an insider’s lexicon of the book industry? Ask Richard Charkin.
‘We have no choice but to interpret this suit as the intimidating action that it is,’ says the leadership of the Association of Canadian Publishers in a statement on the lawsuit by almost 100 school boards and education ministries.
With five years of copyright revenue reportedly compromised under Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act, the country’s education sector now is suing Access Copyright for money from three prior years. The Writers Union denounces it as ‘a cynical tactic.’