The winners of the annual Wattys competition at Wattpad may get the best prize of all: a chance to work on film, television, book and/or digital video development of their stories.
In recognition of the Singapore Book Council’s 50th anniversary, the Asian Festival of Children’s Content names Singapore its ‘Country of Focus.’ And in the States, Macmillan and Binc open a second year of diversity-driven bookseller scholarships.
The market is ‘robust and solid,’ the BookExpo audience hears from three of the biggest books CEOs in the world. It’s just the consumers who keep changing.
With more than 905,000 reads at Wattpad to date, the first installment of author Kara Barbieri’s ‘Permafrost’ trilogy has a January release date, potentially the next platform-born Big Five YA bestseller.
A treatise on making moral decisions in an immoral age–or the excuses of a man Donald Trump calls a “slimeball” who “always ends up badly and out of whack”–the new James Comey book is from Macmillan, which published ‘Fire and Fury’ earlier this year.
At a special ceremony during the Bologna Book Fair, Macmillan and 21st Century Publishing Group celebrated a new rights deal for Chinese author Cao Wenxuan’s book, ‘Summer’.
Taking all formats together, Macmillan’s Henry Holt & Company is reporting 1.7 million copies of Michael Wolff’s book sold as the book leaps to No. 1 on the lists.
As ‘Fuego y Furia’ is readied by a Planeta team of translators for Vintage Español’s North American Spanish edition, ‘Fire and Fury’ is now listed as ‘in stock’ on Amazon.com and selling fast.
‘A sad irony to see the so-called leader of the free world trying to limit freedom to publish.’ The International Publishers Association slams the Trump cease-and-desist effort and libel law comments as ‘a new and worrying development.’
Exact sales figures remain hard to determine as ‘Fire and Fury’ continues to fly off the bookstore shelves and rights inquiries from around the world pour in to agent Andrew Wylie’s office.