‘We will have to strengthen our voice,’ says a panelist from the UK’s Publishers Association on the implications of Brexit for the book industry there.
World Rights vs. Territorial Rights: What Are the Advantages?
Frequently, literary agents argue that selling the territorial rights for a book has advantages over selling world rights.
Publisher Complaints Against Amazon Becoming Pervasive
Privately, publishers are raising concerns over Amazon’s term demands, listing of editions for which it doesn’t have territorial rights, and sourcing of titles from wholesalers.
What Workarounds Do You Use to Buy E-books from Abroad?
Gift cards, online concierge services and VPNs have all been used to spoof into allowing foreigners to buy ebooks for Kindles and iPads. What do you use?
Should UK Agents/Publishers Break Up Commonwealth Rights?
Is continuing to group together Commonwealth book rights good business, hopeless inertia, or merely a self-serving tradition?
Parragon Books Licenses Australia’s Popular Trash Pack Toys
Parragon, the largest illustrated non-fiction publisher in the world, announced a new multi-territory license for range of books featuring the popular Australian toy line, The Trash Pack.
The Challenges of Transcontinental Latin American Publishing
Why can’t you find a bestselling Chilean book in an Argentinian bookstore, and vice versa? Pablo Dittborn of Random House Chile discusses.
Amazon Looks to Launch in India Next Year
Sources told the Times of India that Amazon.com is considering launching on its own in India sometime next year.
Publishing in India Today: Growing Imports/Exports, Territoriality, Piracy and Digital
As India gains exposure to the international book markets, it challenges to copyright law, faces piracy issues and begins to add e-books.
Should India Allow Parallel Book Imports?
Market forces — notably digital publishing — are challenging India’s legal copyright protections for its publishers. Should that change?
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