‘Not a viable or trustworthy Open Access solution,” Michiel Kolman says, ‘piracy is simply not the answer to our challenges as an industry’ and SciHub, he says, is ‘not the answer’ to goals of Open Access.
The conference in its third year has instituted a new book trailer award program with a shortlist of 30 videos designed to entice consumers to various publishers’ titles.
Furthering its mission to bring African writing to more readers, Berlin-based InterKontinental Literary Agency is organizing a literary festival of African writing in April.
The German Neobooks platform opens its prize program to crime and thriller submissions, and the UK’s Joanna Penn turns to writers’ health issues.
Bookwire expands its ebook distribution business in Spain. And a new survey finds that American libraries see rising demand for non-English language content.
In the latest of its moves amid East-European educational-sector interests, it proposes taking over publishing and distribution assets in Bulgaria.
Film options as well as translation rights factor into the mix as agencies report sales and deals on some of their strongest titles.
Spain will use its 2021 appearance as the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Guest of Honor to raise awareness of Spanish-language literature and creative industries.
In Rome, a North American publisher joins its Italian founder in a new English-language bookshop. And in Rotterdam, Sweek launches another competition.
German mobile storytelling app oolipo has its funding curtailed by Bastei Lübbe, while marketing tool OptiQly’s assets are bought by Ingram Content.