Literary agents and rights directors tell Publishing Perspectives that the energy was high, deals were plentiful, and business was serious this year at Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Much as the afternoon focused on publishing’s return to audiobooks as a growth center in the business, London Book Fair’s Quantum conference audience was encouraged to review its assumptions.
‘Challenging all assumptions of the past’ may be only the beginning of life after the digital disruption, Tom Goodwin says. And when he speaks at London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference, he’ll be talking about the ‘share-of-attention’ dilemma.
Thanks to digital initiatives and a strong list of titles, 50-year-old UK book publisher Kogan Page is growing its business, despite more competition.