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Trade Association SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), a non-profit trade group for digital and screen printing professionals, announced today that it has acquired NAPCO Media, the parent company of Book Business and publisher of multiple brands serving the printing, promotional products, retail, non-profit, media, and marketing industries.

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Welbeck Names Malcolm Edwards To Publish André Deutsch Line
August 16, 2019 at 4:04 am

Welbeck Publishing Group reactivates the André Deutsch line as an imprint under the direction of former Orion publisher Malcolm Edwards. The post Welbeck Names Malcolm Edwards To Publish André Deutsch Line appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

New DBW Set For 2nd Outing
August 16, 2019

This year's rebooted Digital Book World, to be held a month earlier this year in Nashville's Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel, looks to promote "a more intimate, community setting" despite hoping to double last year's attendance.

Quarto on Track in 2019
August 16, 2019

The Quarto Group accomplished its three major goals during the first six months of 2019: company revenue was stabilized, operating losses were cut, and debt was reduced to $65 million, from $73.2 million in the first half of 2018.

Latvian Publishers Association Demands a Cut in the VAT Rate on Books
August 15, 2019 at 1:30 am

The publishers' association in Riga is mounting a new bid to ease the country's VAT rates on books, after enduring sharp hikes and only modest decreases. The post Latvian Publishers Association Demands a Cut in the VAT Rate on Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Regnery Sales Rose in Q2
August 15, 2019

Book sales rose by $400,000 in the second quarter of 2019 over the comparable period a year ago at Regnery Publishing, the publisher's parent company, Salem Media, reported. Sales for all of Salem's publishing division rose 3.7% in the period.

Australia's creative industry is shockingly white. Don't be discouraged | Beverley Wang
August 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

A new report into arts leadership is disturbing – but by its measures, Karl Stefanovic counts as a diverse hire. The real situation is even worseThere’s a popular saying among those of us who champion representation: that you cannot be what you cannot see.If you have leafed through Diversity Arts Australia’s report into the state…

Hay ‘Forum’ Dallas Programming Announced for September
August 14, 2019 at 1:50 am

For a second year, the Hay Festival works with a Dallas bookstore to stage a smaller event parallel to the Hay's Mexico festival at Querétaro. The post Hay ‘Forum’ Dallas Programming Announced for September appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Frankfurter Buchmesse Calls for ‘Revolutionary’ Book Pitches for Film
August 14, 2019 at 1:30 am

At the Frankfurter Buchmesse, a "Focus: Film" networking sequence will include a pitching session for books with potential for screen development. The post Frankfurter Buchmesse Calls for ‘Revolutionary’ Book Pitches for Film appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

AAP Objects to Trump’s China Shift: Only Children’s Book Tariffs Delayed
August 13, 2019 at 11:15 pm

'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.' The post AAP Objects to Trump’s China Shift: Only Children’s Book Tariffs Delayed appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

IPA Outlines a First Middle East Regional Seminar in Amman
August 13, 2019 at 9:55 am

In a first-time focus on the Middle East's publishing industry, the International Publishers Association is planning a regional event in the Jordanian capital. The post IPA Outlines a First Middle East Regional Seminar in Amman appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

In Support of Export: The UK’s International Showcase Features LGBTQI+ Content
August 13, 2019 at 8:53 am

The UK's International Literature Showcase presents its second curated listing of British authors, in a program devised to promote export and rights sales of UK writing. The post In Support of Export: The UK’s International Showcase Features LGBTQI+ Content appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

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