A new use of its core ‘Ignition’ marketing, Open Road’s ‘Activation’ approach allows publishers to mix various D2C components.
Open Road’s New CEO on 2021: ‘We Found Ways To Grow’
‘As if we’ve built a fountain of youth for backlisted titles,’ David Steinberger writes in his appraisal of Open Road’s past year.
In New York: Open Road’s Acquisition Investors Include Steinberger, Entrekin
Originally founded in 2009 by Jane Friedman, Open Road enters a new chapter under the ownership of an investment group, with David Steinberger coming in as CEO.
‘There Was Only One Sonny Mehta’: Remembering Knopf’s Iconic Publisher
As former Knopf executive Jane Friedman says, the late-December death of Knopf’s Sonny Mehta has reminded many of ‘the glory days of publishing.’
Jerusalem International Book Forum Announces Initial 2019 Programming Plans
Book-to-film trends and streaming entertainment are topics at the Jerusalem International Book Forum in May, as are panels on book sales.
Joyce Carol Oates Is Named the 2019 Jerusalem Prize Winner
One of the best-known American authors working today, Joyce Carol Oates has won the Jerusalem Prize and will attend the Jerusalem International Book Forum in May.
At IDPF, ‘Japan and the World’: A Few Words With Alvin Lu
‘The population of Japan is about a third of the US, but the [size of the] book market is comparable,’ says Kodansha’s Alvin Lu, who speaks at IDPF’s DigiCon on the eve of BookExpo America.
At London Book Fair: Rights of Way on the Open Road
Is a British vertical in the offing at Open Road Integrated Media? No one is telling, but Charlie Greig says she has more than enough backlist to make one.
Cuba’s Book Embargo Tackled by Trade With White House Petitions
Key figures in the American publishing community are unified in their call for a lift of the US embargo of Cuba as it pertains to books.
‘A Hybrid World’: HarperCollins’ Restivo-Alessi in Germany
At the new Future! Publish event in Berlin, HarperCollins’ Chantal Restivo-Alessi talks about publishing when ‘digital is here to stay.’
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