Italy’s PubCoder announces a beta edition of its third iteration, while HarperCollins Children’s Books looks to Canada’s Wattpad for new content and talent.
Ebook distributor Enthrill is acquired by Firebrand; HarperCollins halts digital sales of a Trump appointee’s book amid plagiarism allegations.
‘We see Brazil as an area of growth’ both for HarperCollins content imported and for Brazilian authors, says HarperCollins chief Brian Murray.
London and New York’s trade shows have opened registration. And in Christian publishing, a Big Five player teams up with Amazon.
‘We just have to do better at acquiring, marketing, and selling books by marginalized authors,’ says HarperCollins’ Andrew Harwell, this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair-bound PW Star Watch Superstar.
Tech specialist Emily Labram knows the digital context of publishing’s potential and she’s spreading the word in the UK industry.
‘Global publishing right now is a dance between the scalable and the bespoke,’ says HarperCollins’ Kerry Saretsky ahead of her appearance at the June 13 Rights and Content conference in New York City.
‘There never really seemed to be a change,’ says one player in a new network aiming to provide support for UK publishing workers of black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Marking its full ownership of Harlequin SA, HarperCollins France pledges more romance, plus commercial trade output that includes local authors.
Once as common as a mockingbird, the mass market paperback edition of the late Harper Lee’s novel reportedly is coming to an end.