Focusing on issues specific to African creators, Nwaogu twins built platform Publiseer to enable writers and musicians sell their content online.
In France, Gaël Faye made the jump from rap to fiction with the help of editor Catherine Nabokov, and his novel ‘Small Country’ is now headed to the cinema.
Lina Bengtsdotter’s crime novel Annabelle is a hit with rights buyers. The book also has its own song by the author’s sister and pop singer, Petra Brohäll.
‘Things are not going to stop changing,’ Ingenta’s Randy Petway told Monday’s Rights Conference audience. And that means new urgency around effective rights management.
‘We clean up the messes of data that are created by these digital services who are using music,’ says Audiam’s Euvin Weeber, who speaks about rights and royalties at our Rights Conference on Monday (June 13).
The print book business in Latin America remains dominant, but digital is rising. Are there lessons to be learned from the music business? Several Argentine music pros weigh in.
‘It’s sad, but sometimes I really long for Amazon,’ muses Per Näsholm, CEO of Sweden’s Telegram, company that combines books and music, print and digital.
Based on the Spotify model, streaming e-book subscription platforms are tricky to monetize properly for publishers — though they appear to be inevitable. By Javier Celaya MADRID: Yesterday I offered two different points-of-view on whether the streaming, cloud-based Spotify model was suitable to the book world — the first, from the reader’s angle, and the second one from the author’s …
By Siobhan O’Leary A new initiative backed by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels was announced earlier this month in Berlin, the goal of which is to provide stronger representation for the creative industries in politics and beyond. The Deutsche Content Allianz was outlined in a joint declaration to the public and calls for a fair business environment for these industries …
By Roger Tagholm LONDON: With a fierce mane, a fondness for striped socks and the ruddy complexion of an outdoorsman, 51-year-old Simon Petherick — the MD of Beautiful Books — cuts a striking figure. Increasingly, his books are getting noticed too, a testament to his outgoing nature and openness to new ideas. Founded in 2006, to publish titles that are “off …
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