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,…
The chart you see above is from Gallup and Pew measuring the percentage of adults in the U.S. who have not read a single book in the year measured. It was 8% in 1978 and has been hovering at 23-27% in recent years. This is not a trend one associates with a growth industry. Meanwhile,…
Walmart has partnered with Rakuten, the Japanese internet services and e-commerce company, to bring its Kobo e-readers and e-books to the chain's U.S. stores.
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.
In a staff memo, Macmillan CEO John Sargent responds to Donald Trump's efforts to block the publication of Fire and Fury and 'demand[s] that President Trump understand and abide by the First Amendment.' The post Macmillan’s John Sargent on Trump ‘Fire and Fury’ Cease-and-Desist: ‘Flagrantly Unconstitutional’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
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.
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 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.
'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.
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.
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.
Only 14 of 205 respondents to an unprecedented Authors Guild survey said that 100 percent of their income is from translation and related activities. The post Authors Guild Survey Points to Translators’ Challenges in Year Ahead: Earnings, Contracts, Credit appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
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.
For 48 hours each weekend, C-SPAN’s BookTV gives readers nonstop access to authors appearing in public across the country. It's ramping up regional coverage too.
Since the web emerged as the dominant content platform of everyday life, print has been fighting a…