Kuala Lumpur is the 2020 World Book capital; more political books in the US released and compete with growing sales of Woodward’s ‘Fear’; and PRH has a new CFO.
Topping 1.15 million hardcovers in a ninth printing, Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’ is predicted by some booksellers to surpass sales of other Trump-related titles.
Fueled by media coverage, journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump administration, Fear, became a No. 1 bestseller in the US before it reached a single customer.
Days before it goes on sale, Bob Woodward’s new book from Simon & Schuster tops retail listings, buoyed by an op-ed from inside an embattled Trump White House, and making robust foreign rights sales.
The growing list of political Trump books published in the States this season are seeing strong foreign rights sales into Europe.
In Germany, Matthäus Cygan moves from digital direction at Random to business development at Frankfurter Buchmesse, and in the States, Kristin Fassler moves from Ballantine to Atria in marketing.
The 10-year-old Düsseldorf University Press is acquired by Berlin’s De Gruyter, while a US independent publisher of Mo Yan and Octavio Paz is to be distributed by Simon & Schuster.
In a new direct-to-consumer curated outreach effort, Simon & Schuster will promote content across all its imprints. And Privateer’s games are the basis for new GraphicAudio audiobooks.
The market is ‘robust and solid,’ the BookExpo audience hears from three of the biggest books CEOs in the world. It’s just the consumers who keep changing.
US-based Authors Guild announced a series of traveling workshops for writers around the country and honored ‘VIDA: Women in Literary Arts’ with its most prestigious award.