Thursday, October 10, 2013

Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: 'We Have to Get this Right,' Says Dohle

PW Daily

In a conversation with editors from five major trade publishing magazines, Markus Dohle, CEO of the recently merged mega-publisher Penguin Random House, addressed a range of subjects, from Amazon, and e-books to the company's massive size, stressing that he was in no rush to integrate the two companies. more »

 Along With Co-Authored Iraq War Novel
William Morris Endeavor is on a roll at the Frankfurt Book Fair. After agents Bill Clegg and Dorian 
Karchmar closed two separate pre-Frankfurt North American rights deals with HarperCollins’s Terry 
Karten, the agency has gone out with two more books generating heated interest in Germany. The new
 books, also novels, 
will be sold in various countries before the agency plans to accept offers in the U.S., or the U.K. The first
 title is an ambitious debut novel by two friends that Eric Simonoff is representing; the second is a book
 by Joshua Ferris’s wife, Eliza Kennedy, that Suzanne Gluck is representing, and that one insider called
 a Bridesmaids-like literary romp. more »

Self-Publishing Output Jumped 59% in 2012
A new analysis of ISBN data by Bowker found that the number of self-published books in 2012 rose
 59% over 2011, growing to over 391,000 titles. The gain has been led by the increase in the output
 of e-books, although Bowker reported, print books still acounted for about 60% of self-published
 titles that carried an ISBN. more »

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