‘Never have the voices of writers and their allies been so essential,’ says the leadership of the merging Los Angeles and New York City chapters of PEN. And one of the most robust lifestyle-and-wellness publishers in the States is now part of PRH.
‘It’s dangerous when religion thinks it has the market cornered on morality,’ Dan Brown told his readers at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Speakers at the opening press conference of the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair stressed the importance of book publishing and freedom to publish, as well as the need to focus on tomorrow’s readers.
Writing that ‘Fair use…is not a jacket to be worn over an otherwise infringing outfit,’ the judge in the US KinderGuides copyright case issues his opinion.
A US judge ruled that publisher Moppet Books violated copyright by publishing children’s books based on modern literary works like Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Publishers are becoming ‘increasingly selective’ as some rights directors say offshore interest in YouTube celebrity books may be waning.
PRH’s acquisition will expand the international reach of merchandiser Out of Print. And Bertelsmann Education Group expands with WhiteCloud Analytics.
Mexico and Canada join the USA in the 2017 #ProjectReadathon ‘Million Minutes Campaign’ to release 300,000 books to Save the Children’s literacy programs.
Penguin Random House widens its footprint in Spanish-language markets with the acquisition of Ediciones B, which is based in Spain and has imprints across Latin America.
The Salon du Livre in Paris invites the UAE to be its 2018 Guest of Honor. And Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle cites the importance of diversity.