Bookwire’s half-day ‘All About Audio’ conference highlighted trends in the fast-growing but still-young popularity of audiobooks in France. (Sponsored)
China Bestsellers: June’s List Welcomes Neil Gaiman
The star of the danmei wuxia television series ‘Word of Honor’ has catapulted a volume of Neil Gaiman stories onto the Chinese bestseller lists.
Publisher Perilous Worlds Created To Advance Sci-Fi and Fantasy Brands With Books
Intended ‘to expand the boundaries of well-known series,’ a new publishing company called Perilous Worlds heads for Frankfurter Buchmesse with game-designing authors on tap and some high-visibility fantasy brands to work with.
Finnish Digital Media Fund IPR.VC Backs Development of YA Book Series for Television
With plans for multiplatform development to follow, the allegorical fantasy writings of Italian author Roberto Ricci are coming first to television.
Finding ‘New Vitality’ in India for Old Stories and Fantasy
‘The epics have always been in fashion,’ publisher Chiki Sarkar says in the ongoing discussion around India and its love for Old World fantasy.
She Said, She Said: Indian Fantasy, Mythology, and the Future
Is the ‘perennial cachet’ in fantasy fiction so strong for booksellers in India that ‘writers are told by publishers to base their stories around the time of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata’?
A Few Words With Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s John Joseph Adams
In the long-running tension between pure entertainment and meaningful science-fiction and fantasy, anthologist John Joseph Adams says, ‘We can have both. It just takes more work.’
German Fantasy Authors Empowered by New Network
PAN is a newly founded network for German fantasy authors, aiming to unite its members and to give them a voice within the German literary community.
Bragelonne: Fighting France’s Book Snobs with Success
Publisher Bragelonne has found extraordinary success selling what others in France might deign to be untouchable, including fantasy, romance, and ebooks.
Random House Launches SF/Fantasy Writing Community
Suvudu, Random House’s online destination for science fiction and fantasy fans, launched Suvudu Universe, an online community for SF and fantasy bloggers.
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