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Foreign Rights: Do YouTube Celebrity Books Travel?
July 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

Publishers are becoming 'increasingly selective' as some rights directors say offshore interest in YouTube celebrity books may be waning. The post Foreign Rights: Do YouTube Celebrity Books Travel? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

In Poland, Empik Banks on Smaller, Targeted ‘Mole Mole’ Bookstores
July 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

A major Polish retailer is betting on 'small format bookstores' and proliferating locations to make a success of its new Mole Mole bookshops. The post In Poland, Empik Banks on Smaller, Targeted ‘Mole Mole’ Bookstores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Internationalist Viewpoint: A Report on ‘The Business of Books’
July 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

'A brutal pattern has become firmly established,' reads the new Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club white paper on the international industry. The post The Internationalist Viewpoint: A Report on ‘The Business of Books’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Creative Europe’s New UK Report: In the Shadow of Brexit
July 14, 2017 at 2:30 am

'With those working in the UK’s cultural and creative sectors voting overwhelmingly to remain' in the union, can the EU's grants program serve the UK? The post Creative Europe’s New UK Report: In the Shadow of Brexit appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Daniel Hahn on Translation, Awards, and Dodging Oblivion
July 12, 2017 at 2:30 am

He's just won a major award for a book that doesn't name him on its cover. Translator Daniel Hahn has endowed a prize for new translators and their editors. The post Daniel Hahn on Translation, Awards, and Dodging Oblivion appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Canada’s Qurtuba Publishing House: ‘Reclaiming the Muslim Narrative’
July 11, 2017 at 2:30 am

Producing practical books for Muslims in contemporary culture, Ottawa's Qurtuba Publishing House considers readers' responsibility as well as society's.  The post Canada’s Qurtuba Publishing House: ‘Reclaiming the Muslim Narrative’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Startups: The Spanish Bookstage Rights Platform Closes This Month
July 10, 2017 at 2:30 am

Less than two years after launch, an online rights-trading platform for the Spanish-language markets is shuttering. And a veteran observer has questions. The post Startups: The Spanish Bookstage Rights Platform Closes This Month appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Gojimo’s George Burgess: On Startups, Sales, and Scale
July 7, 2017 at 2:30 am

'We always thought we'd sell to an educational publisher,' says the founder of Gojimo. And that wasn't the only thing that surprised George Burgess. The post Gojimo’s George Burgess: On Startups, Sales, and Scale appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

At Frankfurt’s ‘The Markets’: Haemin Sunim and the Pace of Publishing
July 6, 2017 at 2:30 am

'In the stillness of the pause,' writes Haemin Sunim, 'the entirety of our being is revealed.' The Buddhist author speaks at Frankfurt's 'The Markets.' The post At Frankfurt’s ‘The Markets’: Haemin Sunim and the Pace of Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

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 at 1:00 am

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,…