Under extended COVID-19 restrictions, French publishing companies grapple with salary and payment schedules, book release timing, and digital options.
Developing story: Leipzig Book Fair shutters its planned March 12 to 15 show; London Book Fair still hanging fire amid more cancellations.
As streaming entertainment makes ‘all content global,’ says Wattpad’s Aron Levitz, the most successful studios will listen to their audiences.
A new round of grants opens for publishers who want to translate Scottish literature, and in Bern, Peter Lang strikes a deal for distribution and POD.
Amazon is responsible for 78% for Hachette ebook sales in the UK, and 60% in the United States — which makes the company especially vulnerable.
Ignorance of the Arab World is the main obstacle facing Western publishers looking to enter the 300 million strong Arabic market. Partnerships build a bridge.
Three international publishing CEOs discussed the future of the book business around the world and in growth market countries.
On Monday, the European Commission investigated several French publishers for illegal e-book price fixing, this in a country with fixed book prices. Ironic, hypocritical…or merely confusing? By Edward Nawotka Yesterday we learned from a dozen news sources that on March 1 several European publishing houses were “raided” by European Commission officials in search of evidence of price fixing among e-book …
By Edward Nawotka Google Books in France has been anything if not contentious. It was December last year when a Paris court ruled that Google violated French copyright law and ordered the company to pay €300,000 in damages and interest to French publisher La Martiniere for unlawfully scanning and posting portions of the publishers books on it’s database. Then in …
By Olivia Snaije French publishers, like those in many other countries, are facing the challenge of digital distribution for e-books. Until now, French publishers have opted to distribute books individually. Hachette owns Numilog, l’Harmattan has L’Harmathèque, and Editis has built E-Plateforme. Only Flammarion, Gallimard and Le Seuil-La Martinière are collaborating and are creating their own platform, Eden-Livres. As with most …