The director of the Frankfurt Book Fair has said start-ups will capitalise on the trade, as the organisers revealed exhibitor numbers were down 2.1% on 2010. In total, 7,384 exhibitors from 106 countries attended last week's fair, with more than 3,200 events attracting 280,194 visitors, which was marginally up on last year (279,325).
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Publishers and experts at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany say eBook theft is unlikely to go away, but is a manageable problem with vigilance and action already underway.
“If you give normal, regular, upstanding citizens a legitimate route to your material they are most likely to attain it legitimately, most people do not want to steal,” said Claire Holloway of publishing services provider Bookmasters.
A respect for the value of content, of books, of authorship drives the Schiffer LTD imprint's minimum advertised pricing (MAP) policy. The policy stipulates the imprint's books will only be distributed to outlets who do not advertise the products below a publisher-set minimum price.
This week at the Frankfurt Book Fair, OverDrive will be meeting with independent booksellers and publishers about its new WIN (Want It Now) Catalog, which will offer long-tail offerings from publishers' catalogs at libraries.
The Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's biggest book publishing congress, is to feature 7,384 exhibitors and give a place of honour to Iceland, organizers said Tuesday, a day before business starts. Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson was scheduled to address a ceremony on Tuesday evening where German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle was to inaugurate the annual event.
In a first showcase of Indian indigenous writing, a literary panorama featuring works by over 30 language writers will be on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair in a pilot exhibition for readers and publishers from Europe, the US and other countries. The literary panorama, initiated by the union culture ministry under the 'ILA: Indian Literature Abroad' project, will be held on Oct 12-16.
Springer Science+Business Media's digitization project to include nearly all books published since the 1840s; to be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Last October, just before the deal-making frenzy of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the indie publisher Johnny Temple received an e-mailed book proposal that he was tempted to brush off.
The project, “Go the ____ to Sleep,” by Adam Mansbach, was an irreverent and foulmouthed parody of a children’s book, written in rhymey verse with profanities sprinkled throughout, giving frustrated voice to a universal problem for parents of small and stubborn children.
"At first I didn't really take it seriously, because it's so unlike anything that we publish," said Mr. Temple, the publisher of Akashic Books
Panelist Ed Nawotka kicked off a BEA session titled "Book Stunts: Surprising Marketing Practices From Around the World" with an arresting statistic.
The formation of a new multinational "publisher friendly" e-book retailer specializing in business e-books was announced at BookExpo America on Tuesday.