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Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn Talks Walmart and E-books
February 16, 2018

International e-book retailer Rakuten Kobo has a long history of partnering with retailers to deliver e-books, but Kobo its new partnership with Walmart is on a whole different level.

Macmillan’s Legal Response to Trump’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Demands: ‘Patently Ridiculous’
January 9, 2018 at 5:54 pm

In a response being followed internationally by freedom to publish advocates, Macmillan's attorneys answer the Trump attorneys' demands that the publisher stop the release of Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury.' The post Macmillan’s Legal Response to Trump’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Demands: ‘Patently Ridiculous’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

A New Report for 2018 on the Fragmented Publishing Software Market
January 8, 2018 at 2:30 am

Despite the availability of new technology, a new report from Information Media finds that publishers may be locked into legacy publishing software systems for financial reasons. The post A New Report for 2018 on the Fragmented Publishing Software Market appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Publisher Henry Holt Defies Trump Order, Rushes Out ‘Fire and Fury’
January 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm

After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Donald Trump's personal attorneys to stop publication of Michael Wolff's book, American publisher Henry Holt instead moved up the release of 'Fire and Fury' to Friday. The post Publisher Henry Holt Defies Trump Order, Rushes Out ‘Fire and Fury’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Teos Publishing’s Finlandia Prize Winners and Joint-Venture Literary Agency
January 4, 2018 at 2:30 am

Teos publisher Nina Paavolainen says she's optimistic about seeing Finland's literature find more international traction in 2018, with help in part from the Helsinki Literary Agency. The post Teos Publishing’s Finlandia Prize Winners and Joint-Venture Literary Agency appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Canada Activates Its Copyright Modernization Act Five-Year Review
January 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm

'Reform measures are anticipated over the course of the next year,' says a statement from Ottawa, 'to enable creators to get paid properly.' Canada's House of Commons has opened its review of the controversial 2012 Copyright Modernization Act. The post Canada Activates Its Copyright Modernization Act Five-Year Review appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Year-End Rights Roundup: Deals Reported From Sweden, Poland, Brazil, Spain
December 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

A couple of auspicious debuts are included in our latest rights update, as well as historical fiction, a children's entry, serial work and noir. The post Year-End Rights Roundup: Deals Reported From Sweden, Poland, Brazil, Spain appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Trends in Children’s Books: Five 2018 Predictions from Scholastic
December 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

What will kids be reading in 2018? Scholastic editors issue five predictions about what children's book trends will be popular and successful next year. The post Trends in Children’s Books: Five 2018 Predictions from Scholastic appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Graphic Novel’s Dilemma: Debating a Genre’s Search for Respect
December 15, 2017 at 2:30 am

If the graphic novel has come of age, that didn't slow down the debate around this genre's search for its place in publishing at Guadalajara. The post The Graphic Novel’s Dilemma: Debating a Genre’s Search for Respect appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

What Does the Future Hold for Small-Batch Publishing?
November 2, 2017 at 8:55 am

One of the great backlashes in our era of conglomerates is the steady growth of small-batch businesses. These are very small businesses that cater mostly to customers willing to spend more for a seemingly better and more controlled product offering. There are many happy consumers who will buy a four-pack of local brew for $16,…

Benjamin Thomas Joins Media Services Group as VP of Operations
September 15, 2017 at 10:59 am

Scottsdale, Arizona, September 15, 2017 - Media Services Group Ltd. (MSGL) announced the addition of Benjamin Thomas as Vice President of Operations for the Élan Book and Subscription systems.  Said Tom Jensen, MSGL’s President of the Book and Subscriptions division, “Benjamin joins us with twenty years (20) of experience working for and supporting the publishing…

Mark Sullivan’s ‘Beneath a Scarlet Sky’ Racks Up Rights Sales
September 15, 2017 at 2:30 am

James Patterson collaborator Mark Sullivan's labor of love may turn out to be his most successful book yet in the run-up to Frankfurt. The post Mark Sullivan’s ‘Beneath a Scarlet Sky’ Racks Up Rights Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.