Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Betting Big on Publishing’s Future

If you had $10 million to invest in a new publishing business today, with no limitations or obligations, where would you put your money? That's the question put to an opening panel at Frankfurt Book Fair's digital conference, ConTec. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Big Books the U.S. Agencies Are Selling at the Fair: Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

Prepare for the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair with our roundup of big projects that'll be making the rounds, among them books by Leslie Jamison, Richard Price, Amy Poehler, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: Hachette's Nourry on Publishing's Big Questions

Arnaud Nourry, chairman and chief executive of Hachette Livre, answered questions on hot-button topics like self-publishing, agency pricing, and threats to copyright. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Self-Publishing Gains Traction

On Saturday, more than 150,000 members of the public storm the gates of the Frankfurt Book Fair, many dressed in costume. The question these days is: how many of these fans have books in them? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Paulo Coelho Tells Publishers "Don't Be Greedy"

At a standing room only session at the Frankfurt Book Fair, bestselling Brazilian author Paula Coelho had a message for publishers: Embrace change. And, lower your ebook prices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Publishers Urged to Reclaim Copyright Debate

Copyright is "more important than it has ever been," but has the copyright debate been hijacked by anti-copyright forces, including those in the tech sector? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Onix 3.0: Global Publishing, Global Metadata

Among the challenges technology poses for publishing is the issue of how to handle globalization. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: The Next Big Thing

As the publishing world gathers at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, the book business sits on the brink of some major changes, with a wave of new services and devices poised to take digital publishing—and digital reading—to another level. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2014: Big Data: Should Publishers Even Care?

Like many people across the business world, publishers have a skeptical view of so-called Big Data, seeing it as “the next big hype.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: No Big Book Yet, But Plenty of Big Sales

One thing the absence of a big book has meant is that a handful of titles—drawing strong advances from editors in the U.S. and abroad—are being clumped into an ever-growing list of buzzed-about books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2014: Big Books, No Huge Book

While no single title has emerged as the hot book of this year’s London Book Fair, a number of titles were generating buzz as the trade show kicked off on Tuesday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2019: Markus Dohle Is Sold on the Future of the Book

In a reception at Penguin Random House's stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair, global CEO Markus Dohle again expressed his confidence in the future for both his company and the book industry in general. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: With No Single Big Book, Multiple Memoirs Steal the Show

The tastemakers in the publishing industry spent big on a handful of novels, and a raft of memoirs at this year's fair. Some insiders mused that while the novels offer escapism, the memoirs give readers what they crave even more in these divisive times: a sense of connection with other people. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Nielsen: E-books Growth Continues in U.S. and U.K.

E-book sales continue to grow in both the U.S. and U.K., but to varying degrees. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2014: At Digital Minds, Publishers Urged to Look Beyond the Book

"We cannot deny we are in an extraordinary transition," said author Anthony Horowitz, opening the sixth annual Publishing for Digital Minds Conference at the London Book Fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Job cuts on the way as Frankfurt Book Fair considers future plans

The Frankfurt Book Fair has warned job cuts are on the way as director Juergen Boos outlined future “modernising” plans that will see virtual events play a larger part in future fairs. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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London Book Fair 2019: New Tools, Enduring Values Will Drive Publishing’s Future

At the 2019 London Book Fair's Quantum Conference, Faber & Faber CEO Stephen Page rallied publishers to focus not just on their own bottom lines, but on the unique, and vital role publishers play in our cultural ecosystem. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Up-lit’ gives hope to publishers at Frankfurt book fair

‘Hopeful’ novel about an elderly woman who adopts a dog leads the charge from feelgood fictionA debut novel about a lonely old woman who has fallen through the cracks of society has wowed publishers at this week’s Frankfurt book fair, with 10 presses fighting to win a book that is being compared... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Macmillan's Sargent Not Afraid of the Future

John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, gave this year’s Frankfurt CEO Talk, discussing everything from the future of print books to his battle with the White House over the publication of 'Fire and Fury.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will Be Selling at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair

Among the big titles American agents will be talking up at Frankfurt are a memoir by 'New York Times' photographer Bill Cunningham, a first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, a middle-grade adaptation of Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime,' and a new novel by Julie Orringer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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