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The UK’s ‘Academic Book of the Future’ Project: Key Reports
July 5, 2017 at 2:30 am

Two new reports from the UK's Academic Book of the Future call for stakeholders in academic publishing tto formalize their collaboration in order to make advancements and improvements. The post The UK’s ‘Academic Book of the Future’ Project: Key Reports appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

At Humble Bundle, Some Growth to Brag About
June 30, 2017

The promotional site that lets consumers pay what they wish for bundles of e-book content reports a nearly $5 million increase in sales since last year—and a boost in charity donations to boot.

Europe’s Geo-Blocking Debate: Booksellers on the Ropes
June 29, 2017 at 2:30 am

On the way to Europe's Digital Single Market, booksellers are alarmed by proposed EU legislation on geo-blocking and its potential effects on ebook sales. The post Europe’s Geo-Blocking Debate: Booksellers on the Ropes appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

International Publishers Association Announces Prix Voltaire Shortlist
June 28, 2017 at 4:00 am

Honoring fortitude in the face of challenges to freedom of expression, the IPA Prix Voltaire can recognize both people and institutions. The post International Publishers Association Announces Prix Voltaire Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

UNESCO Names the UAE’s Sharjah World Book Capital 2019
June 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm

New recognition for efforts that Sharjah's royal family and civic leadership have made, Sharjah follows Athens 2018 in the "World Book Capital" designation. The post UNESCO Names the UAE’s Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Press Release: Open Road Integrated Media Newsletters Reach One Million Subscribers
June 26, 2017 at 9:04 am

New York, NY (June 22, 2017) – Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M), a digital media company, announced that its newsletter business has reached the 1,000,000-subscriber mark. Lead by Early Bird Books, for fans of discount deals, The Lineup for fans of true-crime and horror fans and The Portalist for fans of science fiction and fantasy,…

Rights Pro of the Year: Kate Hibbert on ‘the Status of Rights Selling’
June 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

What's changed in a career like Kate Hibbert's? 'The status of rights selling,' says this historian's daughter who's seen a lot of the industry. The post Rights Pro of the Year: Kate Hibbert on ‘the Status of Rights Selling’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

At Frankfurt’s CONTEC Mexico: Digital Under Discussion
June 21, 2017 at 2:30 am

Those in digital publishing in Mexico say things are looking up somewhat, despite slow growth and a marketplace still discovering the opportunities. The post At Frankfurt’s CONTEC Mexico: Digital Under Discussion appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Russian Government Support Disappoints Publishers and Booksellers
June 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

Without much in the way of economic initiatives, Russia's support measures for publishers and booksellers leave most of the effort to regional governments. The post Russian Government Support Disappoints Publishers and Booksellers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

A Dialogue in International Children’s Publishing: Singapore and Germany
June 14, 2017 at 2:30 am

In an enlightening exchange of questions and answers, a German and Singaporean editor trade insights on their markets' opportunities and challenges. The post A Dialogue in International Children’s Publishing: Singapore and Germany appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

A Sharjah Publishing City Update: ‘We’re Selling Out’
June 13, 2017 at 2:30 am

'To create a reading culture on the way to a knowledge-based economy,' as Seth Russo puts it, Ahmed Al Ameri's Sharjah Publishing City will soon be open for business. The post A Sharjah Publishing City Update: ‘We’re Selling Out’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.