The estate of William Faulkner has sued both Woody Allen and defense contractor Northrop Gruman for copyright infringement asserting the unlicensed use of two quotes.
At Frankfurt’s annual Rights Directors Meeting, Wuping Zhao told the audience that Chinese publishers acquired rights to 15,592 foreign titles in 2011, up from just 1,664 in 1995.
Despite a dip in overall book sales down under, Australian agents and rights managers report a booming business from the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Lynette Owen of Pearson Education speaks at the Frankfurt Book Fair about best practices in selling rights.
If you score a big rights deal at Frankfurt, let the world know! Publishing Perspectives is running a limited deal on announcements in next Friday’s Show Daily.
Chinese publishing is on a roll with 370,000 titles published in 2011, up 12.5%, with 48 selling 1m+ copies. Total revenue hit $229 bn, up 18%.
From impending acquisitions and rights strategies to breaking into the Japanese market…the best of our coverage from the first half of 2012.
In June, Bastei Lübbe began offering Apocalypsis, a bestselling German serialized digital-first novel, in English in the US and UK. Here’s how they did it.
Translating and selling a book directly abroad is an alternative to selling the rights outright — and it’s not new. What’s best depends on you and the book.
Books from Argentina, a new site promoting Argentine translations abroad, lacks the focus that would make it the tool the industry so desperately needs.