At NPD Bookscan, Kristen McLean sees the US book market ‘bucking uncertainty’ with strong August sales and year-end predictions.
The US market, heading to summer’s end, is stable in print sales, at 457 million units year-to-date, in NPD BookScan’s report.
Asmodee Group’s brand-extension partnerships now include Ox Eye Media and its Source Point Press for comics based on games.
The US online storytelling subsidiary of China’s COL Digital Publishing Group announces gamification techniques for user-generated content.
The Fryxelius brothers’ ‘Terraforming Mars’ gets its first book tie-in from Asmodee and its imprint Aconyte Books, in English and Danish.
The London Book Fair’s public-facing festival, London Book and Screen Week, opens with its annual CAMEO Awards program for adaptations from the publishing world.
‘Books remain an extraordinarily rich source of material for some of this year’s most celebrated films, TV programs, theater productions and audio downloads,’ says London Book Fair’s director, Jacks Thomas.
The filmmaker, director, and author behind the popular ‘Grantchester’ series from ITV will be the celebrity spokesperson for London Book Fair’s cross-platform outreach program in March.
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.
The creator of television’s ‘CSI’ franchise and his wife create a new series of teen-told tales as graphic novels, Simon & Schuster distributing. And Sweden’s still young Thunderful Publishing has a new acquisition in Rising Star Games.