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.
Teens, beset with the attractions of electronic entertainment and believed to have shrinking attention spans, joined educators on a panel at Salon du livre de Montréal.
Raising concerns about damage to a ‘fragile ecosystem,’ authors shortlisted for Québec’s Prix littéraire des collégiens objected to the announcement that Amazon had become the prize’s main sponsor.
The Association of Canadian Publishers welcomes the settlement in French-language Canada, as the country’s 2012 Copyright Modernization Act’s parliamentary review is ongoing.
Royalties payable by Canadian universities to authors, visual artists and their publishers are down almost 50 percent since 2012, says Copibec.
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