Saturday, October 12, 2013

PW Daily

Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: WME, HC Lead the Deal-Making in Active Show
If a theme emerged from the deal-making at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, it was the aggressiveness of HarperCollins as a buyer of big books, and of William Morris Endeavor as the seller of those books. While WME and HC were, of course, not the only players involved in the high-ticket book deals in Germany, the two dominated chatter, buying and selling an unusually high number of the buzzed-about books at the show. Here, a recap of some of the the books that drew attention—and, in many cases, massive advances—at the fair. more »

McDonald's to Distribute 20 Million Books in Happy Meals
McDonald's, with 14,000 restaurants in the U.S., is poised to become a leading distributor of children's books. It will insert 20 million copies of four original book titles into Happy Meals during the first two weeks of November, starting on National Literacy Day, November 1. In addition, McDonald's will distribute 100,000 books through Reading is Fundamental. more »

Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: Post-Amazon, Goodreads Still a Place for Book Lovers
At a Wednesday afternoon panel at the book fair, director of author marketing at Goodreads, Pat Brown, spoke about how the company remains, even after being acquired by Amazon, a place for authors and their fans. Brown said there is a misconception that Goodreads has become some “Kindle-only site.” Contrary to popular opinion, or rumors, Goodreads remains, he said, for all readers, and is accessible on any device. more »

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