A bestseller in Iceland, the nonfiction family saga ‘Blood Ties’ by Ásdís Halla Bragadóttir has been acquired for television by Sigurjon Sighvatsson in Los Angeles.
Last July, ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ began tracking the Amazon ranking of books by its celebrity guests before and after they appeared on the TV show. The impact was surprising.
The London Book Fair’s public-facing festival, London Book and Screen Week, opens with its annual CAMEO Awards program for adaptations from the publishing world.
‘Books remain an extraordinarily rich source of material for some of this year’s most celebrated films, TV programs, theater productions and audio downloads,’ says London Book Fair’s director, Jacks Thomas.
The talent and content development groupo Huayi Brothers Korea is the latest company to strike up a partnership with Wattpad Studios’ Asia division.
The CBC has announced this year’s five books and their celebrity advocates for the nationally televised ‘Canada Reads’ debate that puts literature in the spotlight in Canada.
The London Book Fair’s annual London Book and Screen Week events include a cooking demonstration, films, and onstage discussions.
The massive audiences and lucrative development of the streaming platforms can mean some tough choices for publishers trying to map out screen success.
Taking stock as the new year comes in, Copyright Clearance Center’s ‘Beyond the Book’ podcast series has a trio of 2018 look-back episodes on tap.
The filmmaker, director, and author behind the popular ‘Grantchester’ series from ITV will be the celebrity spokesperson for London Book Fair’s cross-platform outreach program in March.