In Canada, BookNet’s check on sales shows ebooks a bit up, In the UK, a new author day is announced by London Book Fair and the US-based Writer’s Digest.
As BookExpo’s trade-show floor opens at Javits Center in New York City on Thursday, London Book Fair’s Virtual Conference will be in full sway on the ether.
The challenge is to respond to the customer ‘as a partner or collaborator,’ says one expert in a discussion of where publishing is in the digital dynamic.
From Hungarian Literature Online: Foreign rights director Ágnes Orzóy on her first experience in representing Magvető Publishing at London’s big trade show.
‘I completely disagree with the phrase “publish or perish,” says one voice in academic publishing. So what does the digital disruption disrupt?
Now in a second printing by Grove Press in the States, ‘The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea’ finds a growing audience of concern.
‘Every turn is a potential discovery of a new voice, an unexpected sensibility,’ says poet Arundhathi Subramaniam about London Book Fair in March.
Can self-publishing find traction in scholarly publishing as it has parts of general publishing? A recent panel at London Book Fair took up the question.
‘Nothing has allayed the concerns’ of copyright-watchers in publishing, says Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy. 2017 is fraught with hot spots.
‘Comics are one of the few things that kids get to choose themselves,’ says one panelist at London Book Fair, as British comics publishers talk transition.