As Germany’s ContentShift opens applications to startups for a second year, The Netherlands’ Renew the Book concludes its second year with its award.
Entering a sector with a checkered track record, Canada’s Kobo and The Netherlands’ bol.com start an ebook subscription model for 9.99 euros a month.
During the Frankfurt Book Fair, Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory has signed on to use the IPR License online rights platform to drive sales of translation rights.
Awards recognizing UAE-specific work and international Arabic literature are announced as the International Publishers Association names its next president to a two-year term.
Can the robust tradition of recommendation seen in book clubs be scaled up through digital? Nathan Hull and a Dutch company intend to find out by offering a ‘Choice.’
A number of books have been translated from Dutch to English ahead of Flanders and The Netherlands’ appearance as the 2016 Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Across the grounds of Frankfurt Book Fair and in many other parts of Germany, the Guest of Honor program featuring Flanders and The Netherlands will provide cultural events and programming elements.
Accustomed to working together with booksellers on distribution, Dutch publishers, says one veteran observer, may be particularly suited to collaborative efforts in ‘renewing the book.’
Asked ahead of Frankfurt’s The Markets, Rotterdam’s Peter Paul van Bekkum says mobile, direct sales, and self-publishing are the publishing developments to watch in The Netherlands.
‘There are so many brilliant books that haven’t been translated yet.’ Glagoslav Publications, with offices in London and Tilburg, is working on that.