Fri, 05/10/2012 - 12:31
Kobo chief executive Michael Serbinis; Jamie Iannone, president, of Barnes & Noble Digital Products; and Google's Santiago de la Mora are to take part in a panel discussion at the Frankfurt Book Fair, hosted by The Bookseller; French trade weekly Livres Hebdo; German paper buchreport; PublishNews Brazil...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 11:52
Frankfurt is next week and the season of auctions is nearly upon us. Auctions are imbued with glamour—risk, money and competition—but their potential for having deterministically bleak outcomes is less celebrated. The Winner’s Curse is a phenomena explained by Auction Theory which argues that winning an auction will usually...
Mon, 01/10/2012 - 11:49
Janklow & Nesbit is bringing a thriller, Early Riser, which marks a new direction for writer Jasper Fforde. Carolyn Mays at Hodder has bought the book and two sequels on proposal, with the first novel set in a world where human beings have begun to hibernate. Viking is the US publisher. Also from Janklow &...
Mon, 24/09/2012 - 08:45
The book trade is predicting a "more buoyant" Frankfurt Book Fair (10th–14th October) this year, with digital and erotica expected to be major talking points.
Caroline Michel at agency PFD said: "Last year was very much a transition. The year before that was doom and gloom, and this year I think will be a...
Tue, 20/12/2011 - 10:50
Taipei International Book Exhibition
1st to 6th February
Taipei City, Taiwan
Now celebrating its 20th year, the Taipei International Book Exhibition is one of Asia's largest book fairs, held annually in the Taipei World Trade Center. Last year's six-day fair saw an all-time record of...
Fri, 28/10/2011 - 14:37
This was the year the Frankfurt Book Fair finally went all sparkly and electronic. E-books were, very definitely, the stars of the show. After the downbeat pessimism of the London Book Fair in the spring—when everyone seemed to be reeling from the collapse of the high street and talking as though the world of publishing was coming to an...
Mon, 17/10/2011 - 09:28
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,...
Fri, 14/10/2011 - 15:37
So there I was—lying on Lord Byng of Wikiwars' bed toying with his purloined BlackBerry, when I suddenly heard the door opening. "Oh my God, Jamie's come back to shampoo his chest hair, or something," I whispered frantically to myself before bolting into his wardrobe to hide under a pile of ...
Fri, 14/10/2011 - 14:25
Literary agent Andrew Wylie believes a 50% digital royalty rate will become widely accepted by publishers once the digital "shake-out" settles down.
Speaking to The Bookseller from the Frankfurter Hof, Wylie said digital publishing should be a more profitable means of publishing and some of that profitability needs to reach...
Fri, 14/10/2011 - 14:15
The third day of Frankfurt has seen a wealth of new deals, including "frenzied" bidding for Egmont's BZRK series, and a second Led Zeppelin title.
Michael Grant’s new young adult thriller series BZRK has hit the half a million pound mark in foreign rights sales, selling into five territories: France, Germany,...