Our weekly round-up of web buzz looks at Italy’s RCS Libri / Rizzoli Lab effort in co-publishing; self-publishing in Germany; author contracts; and more.
To succeed as a publisher in Italy you need to the get the consumer price right, while in South Africa niche publishing is promising, but digital is a long way off.
As a result of the need to archive tweets and digital ephemera, top tier author’s are likely to see an earlier pay day for their life’s work.
El País looks at the literary treasures in the personal archives of legendary Spanish literary agent Carmen Balcells, one of the most influential figures in Spanish publishing.
Brazil’s top literary agent, Lucia Riff, discusses selling buying and selling rights in Brazil and abroad, and market trends in Brazil
Video interview with Turkish literary agent Nermin Mollaoğlu about her first trip to the Beijing Book Fair to get to know the Chinese publishing market.
By Emily Williams Andrew Wylie isn’t the only agent rebelling on the e-book front. La Repubblica has an interview with big Italian agent Roberto Santachiara (who represents Italian bestsellers Roberto Saviano and Carlo Lucarelli and acts as the Italian co-agent for such English-language heavyweights as Stephen King, Thomas Pynchon, James Ellroy, and Ian McEwan) in which he explains why he …
By Edward Nawotka Like him or not, Andrew Wylie is certainly savvy about managing his reputation. In April, the UK Guardian offered this profile and now Harvard magazine visits the man known overseas for the nickname “The Jackal.” The piece tracks his progress from Harvard undergrad to his position at the top of the publishing food chain. Like so many …
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