‘Rights departments of publishing houses invariably seem the poor relation of the sales team,’ says Richard Charkin. The pandemic is a prompt to reconsider.
‘Walking past former offices brings back fond—and sometimes not so fond—recollections,’ Richard Charkin writes, ‘of old times.’
South Korea becomes the latest country to get the Harry Potter series of seven books and the new ‘Cursed Child’ playscript in ebook format. This time, they’re in both Korean and English.
North American sales of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ top 2 million copies, UK sales blow past records, all within days of Rowling’s new release.
Ebook editions of the seven Harry Potter novels, plus the new ‘Cursed Child’ playscript, debut in China Monday (August 1) at five leading retailers, one of them with 600 million mobile users.
In children’s publishing news: the Children’s Choice Book Awards, borrowing Harry Potter from Amazon, and a farewell to Maurice Sendak.
As of last month, Harry Potter became available in e-book editions exclusively through Pottermore, and are available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Harry Potter fans have opened their wallets to JK Rowling’s Pottermore website, the exclusive retailer of Harry Potter e-books.
In 2011 self-publishing and e-books turned the industry on its head. But Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Harry Potter still made headlines.
Sara Odedna, former Editor-in-chief of Bloomsbury UK’s children’s division is launching Hot Key Books, a new children’s imprint at Bonnier.
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