Representing translation rights for contemporary Polish literature and co-owning a publishing house, Magdalena Dębowska worries that readership in Poland ‘is at an historic low.’
Three German companies, another from Belgium and one from the UK will pitch video game projects to specialists later this month at GamesCon in Cologne.
‘The world of publishing has evolved one small step and then stopped,’ says a digital entrepreneur, one of three whose Israeli startup is collaborating with the venerable Oxford University Press.
International publishing this season is downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to our books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a summer of insecurity.
One literary agent’s story at this fourth iteration of the international conference was about selling 2,000 English-language titles into the Chinese market. Going the other direction? Not so easy.
With a new StoryDrive Asia event coming to Singapore, Beijing’s fourth annual iteration revved the potential gains that develop when content industries fuel each others’ expertise.
Nayana Kakoma has a daughter and ‘I cannot find her stuff to read that does not have ponies and long blonde hair.’ So she’s starting a publishing company in Uganda.
‘Publishing is now multi-format: success in one format should not be seen as a victory over the other format.’ But are we ready yet to hear such wisdom around the UK Publishers Association’s report?
‘Two days of intensive exchange’ are on tap as Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum opens focuses on how publishing is ‘expanding, converging, and fragmenting.’
‘The power of the book and the importance of the author haven’t changed at all,’ the Baroness Gail Rebuck tells London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference. And she warns against a ‘civil war’ in publishing.