Heading into 2017, the Frankfurt Book Fair is simply a better event, says Andrew Albanese. The Literary Agents & Scouts Center (LitAg) has set a new attendance record with about 500 tables sold this year.
Rights and permissions have evolved from a back-office service department that was supposed to get stuff done and stay out of the way. In the modern era, with the introduction of software packages and digital rights management, these departments have become significant revenue producers.
Like Hillary Clinton’s emails, her latest memoir was supposed to remain secret (at least, until the September 12 publication date)
In the digital era, the publishing industry enjoys global reach; the crowded field of top publishers includes just six American companies.
“Who would ever pay full boat for a new e-book if the same ‘used’ copy was available at a discount, or even free? And all those copies would compete against the publishers’ new copies on the same exact platforms.”
We may be in the midst of a journalism revival, but books are getting lost. Readers are spending more time reading news, watching news, and less attention to new books.
On controversial issues like copyright reform, there are many, many people seeking the time and attention of the members of the European Parliament.
A kind of Cliff Notes for kids, KinderGuides feature illustrations, plot summaries and historical tidbits about famous works and their authors.
Physical books, and physical bookstores, are not going away anytime soon, says an investor.
The news from France is relatively positive considering the book business there often feels it’s beleaguered.