Today’s deals include fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books from Europe and the Americas. One title was longlisted for the International Booker this year. Another is from a generation ago.
From Germany, Spain, Cameroon and France, the United States, Québec, Greece, Majorca, and the United Kingdom, our titles today are in the early stages of their rights sales.
Co-creating the Publishers Without Borders Facebook group, says Simon de Jocas, are all about ‘making sure people feel they belong.’
French-Canadian literature sees a larger-than-ever presence on the collective stands of ANEL’s Québec Édition, ahead of Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor Canada.
Formerly a joint venture between NetGalley.com and Feedbooks, NetGalley France now is wholly owned and operated by Firebrand Technology’s NetGalley.com.
In its latest announced acquisition, the Québecois digital distributor De Marque acquires Feedbooks, a 12-year-old Paris-based ebook retailer.
Author Constantia Soteriou has won the 2019 world Commonwealth Prize in short stories. Lina Protopapa’s English edition is the first translation to win.
French-Canadian author Nicole Brossard is named the 2019 recipient of the Griffin Trust’s lifetime achievement award the honor to be conferred June 6.
Booksellers in French-language Canada are required to carry extensive backlist titles but say sales of them are slow and require staff training.
Sometimes called ‘direct export,’ the best route to markets in Europe for Québec’s publishers may be through European booksellers–and agile ground teams to get their attention.