Coronavirus Worklife: Amid the silenced streets of the pandemic in Istanbul, Kalem Agency’s fiction rights sales doubled in April, nonfiction broke its own record.
Today’s deals come from India, Sweden, the UK, Finland, Italy, and Norway and include art books, adult fiction, kids’ nonfiction–and historical train tales.
First envisioned as a tool for publishers for trade shows has been adapted to the health-crisis needs of meeting arrangements to support rights deals.
‘In the midst of the greatest rupture in world society,’ publishing, bookselling organizations hail the new European prize winners for solace in dark hours.
Coronavirus Worklife: ‘Forget all the failed attempts at finding synergies with multimedia,’ says Richard Charkin to publishing’s leadership. ‘Try again.’
An Aldus network report predicts cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments to European book fairs in the pandemic could affect 6,500+ exhibitors in 2020.
The Dutch Foundation for Literature is offering translators a fixed fee for sample translations and additional support to publishers on production, promotion.
As the pandemic narrows sales channels in publishing and other industries, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s The Arts+ offers a new forum for creative content.
Offering a ‘360-degree view of the potential, Italy’s agents are organizing ADALI during the ‘critical situation’ imposed by COVID-19.
Rights deals are being made from Romania and Serbia to Indonesia and Israel, as publishers look to enrich their lists beyond the coronavirus lockdown.