Taking into account a couple of cases of talented writers crossing borders, some 10 nations are represented in our new rights roundup, spanning a clutch of interesting genres and rights opportunities.
‘The share of income from rights has steadily increased from 72 percent in 2013 to 80 percent in 2016,’ says the UK’s Publishers Association, in a report released this summer.
After testing the preferences of 2018 attendees in surveys, BookExpo and the New York Rights Fair have announced that while the two events will continue to be independently produced, they’ll both be together at the Javits Center in 2019.
Emphasizing digital publishing and its new children’s book area, Beijing International Book Fair plans a 97,700-square-meter footprint this year in eight halls.
Intended ‘to expand the boundaries of well-known series,’ a new publishing company called Perilous Worlds heads for Frankfurter Buchmesse with game-designing authors on tap and some high-visibility fantasy brands to work with.
Turning five this year, the children’s imprint Two Lions is starting to acquire and translate non-English work, even as it sells its books into other territories–and it’s experimenting with ‘a faster cadence’ in series development.
From Denmark, Spain, Sweden, the USA, France, and Norway, our rights roundup is primarily fiction, with its one nonfiction entry being in comics format, looking at historical women’s movements. A second theme in several this time: displacement and immigration.
At a recent seminar in New York on Arabic literature in translation, several literary translators recommended Arabic authors they’d like to see published in English.
Reader analytics can be a boon to publishers, fine-tuning marketing and consumer understanding, according to specialists at CONTEC Mexico.
With plans for multiplatform development to follow, the allegorical fantasy writings of Italian author Roberto Ricci are coming first to television.