As NetGalley rolls out its digital-galley service to France and Germany, ‘It’s like going back to our roots,’ says the company’s president, Susan Ruszala.
Ben Denckla explains how he converted Lionel Lord Tennyson’s 1933 autobiography into an ebook, and in the process updated it for the 21st century.
Richard Mollet, CEO of the Publishers Association, reports that 2014 UK publishing revenues were £4.3 billion, with 44% coming from export markets.
‘We are finally shedding archaic typographic rules, and technology now allows emotion to return to printed text,’ argues Anthony Franco of EffectiveUI.
UK publishers sold £2.2 billion of books in 2004, with ebooks accounting for nearly half UK fiction sales—though print in other categories proved resilient.
Colombia’s El Libro Total, a free multimedia online library of more than 45,000 titles, is now expanding into mobile and print editions.
Two UK rights experts argue that physical book piracy is often due to lack of availability — so, the more content that can be licensed the better.
Post-Taliban, a nascent publishing industry has emerged in Afghanistan, with hundreds of titles being published in Dari, Pashto, Uzbek and English.
Writing for the Financial Times, Julian Baggini examined some of the latest research, which he argues, is forcing us to ‘rethink how we respond to the written word.’
Literary scout Simone Garzella looks at what’s selling in the the Arabic book market how the region continues to evolve amidst some troubled times.