Mon, 15/03/2010 - 08:30
Organisers of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) are planning additional professional programmes and enticements to attract more international publishers to future fairs.
The 2010 fair opened on 2nd March and featured more than 800 exhibitors, up from 637 in 2009, which was itself an increase on 2008 figures. Publishers,...
Sun, 18/10/2009 - 09:00
Tools of Change's Andrew Savikas has responded to criticism of the Frankfurt conference saying that there was no "shortage of events and platforms for mass-market trade publishers to talk about and among themselves" at the show. In The Bookseller Daily on Thursday (15th) some publishers...
Sun, 18/10/2009 - 09:00
Rights trading at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair has been described as "rather wonderful", despite an overall drop in visitor and exhibitor numbers. But there was criticism of the "short-sighted" decision by the major publishers to send fewer editors.
Nelson Mandela has dominated the headlines with offers in from...
Fri, 16/10/2009 - 06:47
Chinese publishers have expressed disappointment at the focus by European media on the country's human rights policy during this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, rather than its book industry, Monsters and Critics reports.
Li Pengyi, vice-president of China Publishing Group Corporation—the biggest Chinese book publisher—...
Thu, 15/10/2009 - 07:24
The Frankfurt Book Fair has committed itself to bringing the set-piece "Tools of Change" conference back in 2010, despite some publishers labelling the O'Reilly-run event a "missed opportunity", geared more towards programmers than publishers.
With day one of the book fair noticeably quiet, Tuesday's TOC...
Thu, 15/10/2009 - 07:05
"Virtually every major territory" was bidding for the hottest book in Frankfurt, Nelson Mandela's private diaries. US rights were sold on Wednesday afternoon (14th) to Jonathan Galassi at Macmillan US' Farrar, Straus and Giroux via Sloan Harris at ICM, with deals also in Portugal, France and Denmark, auctions in Brazil, Sweden...
Thu, 15/10/2009 - 07:02
Patrick Walsh of Conville and Walsh is doing “good business” at the fair with Sympathy for the Devil, the début thriller from Howard Marks, author of the drug-dealer memoir, Mr Nice.
Marks' new novel, sold to Harvill Secker in the UK, has already attracted three Frankfurt deals.
Thu, 15/10/2009 - 06:27
Tom Tivnan: First on TOC, why was it important to be here at FBF, will you come next
year and are there any plans for any rolling TOC out further afield,to the
London Book Fair, for example?
Andrew Savikas: More than half of the people buying our digital books are from outside
Thu, 15/10/2009 - 06:05
An Arabic translation of the bestselling children's book The Gruffalo is among the 17 titles being brought to the fair by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing in its launch catalogue.
BQFP, owned by the Qatar Foundation and based in Qatar's capital city Doha, and managed by Bloomsbury, has been set up to publish...
Wed, 14/10/2009 - 13:08
Penguin today (14th October) announced the launch of a new publishing programme which will highlight writing about and from China.
The Hong Kong-based list will launch next year, publishing between five and eight books a year comprising a mix of fiction and non-fiction. It will feature both translations from Chinese and books originally...