Notes on digital publishing in 2014

At the beginning of 2014, some book professionals made several predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing, let’s take a quick look over them: • 2013 has been a good year for the development of digital publishing, however even though the largest publishers have reported digital gains, the rhythm of growth has diminished. • It seems that the power of Amazon is unstoppable, and the most recent developments over at Barnes & Noble suggest a possible closure of its digital brand, Nook. • There is going to be more big merges as we saw in 2013 with Penguin and Random House. The Russians Eksmo and AST announced their merge in January as well as the Dutch Niew Amsterdam Publishers and Wereldbibliotheek Publishers. • It seems that the streaming model is gaining territory. Although the Spanish proposal, 24 symbols, never took off in Spain, they are trying to export their model to Latin America and even Russia. In the USA, Oyster, is getting more subscribers day by day, and it is receiving good reviews from the digital experts. • Pricing will remain one of the biggest issues for publishers in the USA, while in Europe, thanks to the fixed-price law, energy is now being focused on convincing governments to reduce the tax on e-books. The industry has still to face a lot of challenges, but as we have seen during 2013, the wheel will be kept in motion in 2014 with many new proposals from both sides of the Atlantic...

After the fair, there’s always Paris!

After a successful week at the Frankfurt Book Fair, we’re now in Paris where we have arranged to meet with over 20 local publishers in order to present to them as many new and exciting titles as possible from the North-American publishers we represent. We are actually meeting with 26 different publishers and departments this week! Here is a list of the publishers we will be meeting this autumn : Éditions Albin Michel  *  Éditions Phébus  *  Éditions du Cerf *  Eyrolles *  Éditions First-Gründ *  Éditions Auzou Éditions Pérrin  *  Éditions Arthaud  *  Éditions J’ai lu  * Éditions 10/18  *  Gallimard  *  Fayard * JC Lattès Les Editions Denoël  *  Bayard * Seuil – Documents, Littérature & Jeunesse *  Calman-Lévy Éditions Payots et Rivages  *  Hachette Pratique  *  Éditions Buchet-Chastel – Littérature &...

Meet us at Frankfurt Book Fair 2013!

The Frankfurt Book Fair starts this week and we’d like to extend an invitation to all interested parties to visit us at our stand located at M27 in Halle 8.0. For a fully interactive map of the Frankfurt Book Fair, click here >> Follow our activity during the fair #fbm2013   Our Represented Partners Health Communications Inc., Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Bayard Canada, Cape Breton University Press, Green Dragon Books, Éditions Cardinal, Les Éditions JCL, Éditions Catherine Thabet, Les Éditions au Carré, Éditions Isabelle Quentin, Éditions Octave, Louise Courteau Éditeur, LB Media Concepts. For a list of all our represented publishers click here >> Participate in International Book Fairs – For representation at International Book Fairs, register your interest here >> Find out more – Discover all about our involvement in International Book Fairs here...

Partners Visiting this Summer

This summer our agency, located on the periphery of one of Montréal’s most beautiful parks: ‘Parc La Fontaine’ on the Plateau Mont-Royal, is delighted to extend a special invitation to the publishers we represent from Quebec and North America to join us in Montréal. After what has been a very busy and productive spring season, it is our aim to actively follow up on all prospective partnerships, by giving our local publishers in Quebec and those whom we are welcoming from other parts of North America the opportunity to discuss all future and possible collaborations in a sociable and relaxed atmosphere. We’re equally as excited about being able show our visitors around Montréal during the festival season this summer, which promises to be out of this world! With the International Jazz Festival and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival taking place in June and July, there’s no shortage of great events to attend. Click here for an excellent tourist guide, compiled by Tourisme-Montreal. First Visitor Confirmed 27th & 28th June 2013 Inner Traditions, founded in 1975 and merging with Bear & Company in 2000, have 11 different imprints covering a wide range of topics in spirituality, healing, health & well-being, visionary art and ancient mysteries, to name but a few. Their vast catalogue featuring best selling titles, containing advice for readers seeking a truly healthy and balanced lifestyle, including ‘Primal Body, Primal Mind’, ‘Heart of Yoga’ and ‘DMT – The Spiritual Molecule’ also boasts some exciting forthcoming additions such as ‘The Sense of being stared at’ and ‘Inner Alchemy Astrology’. To find out more, please visit their...