Canadian and Australian publishers have a reputation for being active at international book fairs. Building relationships with Australian publishers at international book fairs, working through a Canadian agent, and/or visiting Australia to meet local agents, publishers, distributors and/or attend conferences and writers’ festivals are still considered the best ways for Canadian publishers to meet their Australian counterparts and get a sense of the similarities and differences between the two markets and the commercial opportunities open to both.
Finding accurate and timely information on international markets can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Last month we had the pleasure of attending The Markets conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Over the next weeks, we will be providing a breakdown of some of the key sessions from the day.
Recently, we’ve been exploring the expansion of the audiobook with excerpts from our report, The Global Audiobook Market by Michele Cobb and Michael Desrosiers. When thinking about which titles and rights will work best in audio, it is useful to keep in mind that the increased profitability and sustainability of niche topics creates opportunities for publishing new and different ideas and story lines—or a growth in both common subject areas and in niche topics. Today, we provide some advice on how to maximize your audio rights.
The audiobook market is an area of publishing that is witnessing unprecedented growth. Discover the opportunities and challenges the global audiobook market presents for exporting Canadian publishers of all sizes and across both languages. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some excerpts from our digital report examining the growth in audiobook production, the making of audiobooks, audio rights, and selling content outside of Canada.
For those of you who missed the 2017 The Markets conference hosted by The Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives, we have recently been covering some of the sessions we attended while there. Today, we’re back with insights on some emerging publishing trends in France, this year’s guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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.
Licensing rights to a local publisher is a good option for Canadian publishers looking to make their books available in Korea.
In this post excerpted from our guide on Attending an International Book Fair, Catherine Mitchell provides expert advice on how to ship your materials internationally and set up for a book fair.