How are international book markets being changed by the rapid pace of globalization? This was the central question linking presentations at last month’s The Markets conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Developed in partnership with Publishing Perspectives, and taking place on the eve of the publishing industry’s largest trade event, this year’s conference theme continued to focus on the globalized nature of 21st century publishing and highlighted the industry’s current accelerated rate of change.
The inviting window of the literary café Chez L’Éditeur encourages passersby to stop in. Its bright, modern interior and shelves laden with books – available for customers to read on site – make it a unique spot to linger.
BookNet Canada reports that Canadian books and authors are gaining in popularity and awareness among Canadians. To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, BookNet revisited its Canadians Reading Canadians survey to see if the attitudes of Canadians towards Canadian books and authors had changed over the past five years.
More recaps of the sessions we attended at Digital Book World. A conversation on how to work effectively with the media and insights into the future of audiobooks. How to Work More Effectively with the Media The room was packed for the panel of book reporters and reviewers, radio and television producers, and bookers from some of the top U.S. national outlets. As discussed in our previous blog post about DBW 2017, there are many new ways to market books. Despite what some may think, the strongholds of traditional media still have clout.
Here are some of our favourite reads from the past week.
- Canadian Authors Reveal their Romantic 'Deal-Breaker' Books
- Une première délégation de 75 auteurs représentera la France à Francfort
- With Amazon Books, Jeff Bezos Is Solving Digital Retail’s Biggest Design Flaw
- Les Assises de l’édition au Salon du livre de Genève, les 26 et 27 avril
- 2017 BolognaRagazzi Awards
The Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 Committee (CanadaFBM2020), formed by associations representing Canadian-owned book publishers, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL), and supported by export associations Livres Canada Books and Québec Edition, applauds Canada’s acceptance of the invitation to be Guest of Honour (GoH) of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. See the press release
Happy Friday! Here are some of our favourite publishing articles from the past week.
- ‘Maximize the Rights Impact of a Book’: A Few Words With Kris Kliemann
- Des chercheurs préparent un ebook offrant de vraies sensations tactiles
- 12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime
- BEA 2016: One in Five Books Sold in China Is by an International Author