Skip to Content

6 October 2014 - What's new

6 October 2014
  • This week we're focused on the Frankfurt Book FairWorld's largest trade fair for books; held annually mid-October at Frankfurt Trade Fair, Germany; First three days exclusively for trade visitors; general public can attend last two. and IPR LIcense, as well as taking a look at Proof-reading and Preparing for publication, whether you're a self-publisher or have found a publisher.
  • We're just coming up to the Frankfurt Book Fair, which starts on Wednesday. and publishers from all over the world are about to converge on Frankfurt for the annual jamboree. It is remarkable how well this big fair has retained its international dominance in the face of digitisation and instant communication... Even in an age of books fairs, this is the one that everyone in the publishing world wants to go to and it is extremely international, although on the days when it is open to them the German halls house a buzzing national fair, attended by large numbers of the public in this bookish country. News Review
  • And this is a good time to mention IPR License, the rights organisation, who have just announced a partnership with Publishers WeeklyInternational news website of book publishing and bookselling including business news, reviews, bestseller lists, commentaries to provide a Global Rights Report twice a month to an audience of 90,000 subscribers. Coverage includes rights deals, country focuses, interviews with agents, detailed book fair reports and newly inked deals, trends, rights news and advancements. It's probably pretty much for publishers but the two articles CEO Tom Chalmers has written for us show how important rights are to authors. They are: Self-publishing: the rights way and How to get your book in the hands of an international audience.
  • In case you're wondering what Subsidiary rights actually are, here's the answer.
  • Proof-reading is the last stage before getting your book printed. If you have a publisher, it's something they will do, but if you're self-publishing you should allow for this last stage after getting your manuscript copy edited to make sure its's ready to go. What's the difference?
  • What's involved in Preparing for publication if you do have a publisher? Or do you need our Services for self-publishers?
  • ‘Young writers, if they're meant to be writers, they will write. There's nothing that can stop them. It may kill them. They may not be able to stand the terrible indignities, humiliations, privations, shocks that attend the life of an American writer...' Tennessee Williams in Writers at Work quoted in our Comment column.
  • Our links this week: what do big name literary writers think about the Amazon dispute, Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon's E-Book Tactics -; a rather unkind but useful checklist of The 29 Errors a Publisher Can Make...And Counting | Publishing Perspectives;  views from London, UK Publishing Crowd Gathers in London to Discuss Self-Publishing | Publishing Perspectives; and is this the future? Crowdfunding Authors' Books Could Save Publishing.
  • Our September Magazine is ready!
  • 'It's none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.' Ernest Hemingway in our Writers' Quotes.