Together with Bookwire, CB, and the International Publishing Distribution Association, Rüdiger Wischenbart has created a new ‘European Ebook Barometer’ to track digital activity in four key markets.
From mystery, history and political hot buttons to romance, memoir, and a children’s book, this rights roundup–on the run-up to Frankfurt–finds us looking at work from seven nations and selling into more than three times that many territories and/or languages.
As many publishers in the world industry put new stress on diversity, the IPA’s chief speaks on Elsevier’s experience with LGBTI employees–and readers.
In Rome, a North American publisher joins its Italian founder in a new English-language bookshop. And in Rotterdam, Sweek launches another competition.
Working with six national programs, the Young Talent Program at the Frankfurt Book Fair introduces young professionals to the German and international industry.
Agents shift their meetings from the hotels to the Literary Agents Center on Frankfurt Tuesday, and some literary agencies share their big books of the fair.
A title next week at Frankfurt is based on an incident in Maestro Arturo Toscanini’s life, and the Sweek platform hands a contract to a 16-year-old.
The Frankfurt Book Fair’s ‘Book Film Game’ networking day includes pitch sessions of books for possible film adaptation or virtual-reality development.
In the Netherlands, a reading and writing platform, Sweek, gains traction. In the States, BookExpo and Bookcon plan Facebook Live streams of interviews.
Now gaining visibility, the dispute between LSU and the Netherlands’ Elsevier may reflect many more universities’ concerns about duplicative contracts.