Richard Charkin even takes aim at publishing’s parties as he reviews some of the practical lessons of the pandemic–and revisits the hairstyle of his youth.
In both the UK and the US, the publishers’ associations are offering guides on how publishers are—and can—respond to the coronavirus crisis.
The success of the AAP in its case against Audible’s audiobook ‘Captions’ may have long-lasting influence on issues of AI and intellectual property.
Originally framing Trump’s EU tariffs as ‘damaging to the trade and in nobody’s interest,’ the export-reliant UK Publishers’ Association raised the alarm.
AAP chief Maria A. Pallante calls Audible’s ‘Captions’ an effort ‘to seek commercial advantage from literary works that it did not create and does not own.’
The Association of American Publishers chief is polling its membership to predict where Donald Trump’s China tariffs on books could do the most damage.
‘A wide range of other books remain on the list’ for near-term tariffs, notes AAP’s Maria A. Pallante, ‘including American fiction and nonfiction.’
In this installment of his monthly column, exclusive to Publishing Perspectives, Richard Charkin looks at the question, ‘Why is that authors are typically paid a percentage of a notional retail price which hardly any customer pays?’
In his exclusive column for Publishing Perspectives, Richard Charkin asks why ‘the largest advances … go to the authors who need the money least, and vice-versa?’ and other questions for a journal he’d call ‘Ask Emma.’
If “unputdownable” means “putdownable” and “educational publishing” is “anything that’s not trade publishing,” what does “quality” mean in an insider’s lexicon of the book industry? Ask Richard Charkin.
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