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Frankfurt Show Daily, Day 2, October 11, 2012

Frankfurt Show Daily, Day 2, October 11, 2012

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For the latest fair coverage, go to www.publishersweekly.com/frankfurt and www.bookbrunch.co.uk
11 October 2012
Visit us at
Stand R925
clearly the Apple agency modelhas cost our industry a hugeamount of money in terms of legal expenses and things likethat, money that could’ve goneinto developing new things.Asked for predictions, Lossiusoffered the most optimisticthoughts:he said that printwould stay around, and that thereading community would“double in size as all thesee-readers proliferate”. 
ublishers had failed toremain in charge of their own destinies,the panellists at theCEO session at Frank-furt–chaired by UK PublishersAssociation CEO Richard Mol-let-yesterday agreed,
writes Andrew Albanese
. “I don’t thinkwe’ve invested enough in helpingauthors reach out and use thistechnology,” Bloomsbury Exec-utive Director Richard Charkinsaid. “We’ve allowed other inter-mediaries to come in and takesome of that away.”For George Lossius of Pub-lishing Technology, “We haveallowed ourselves to be gov-erned or directed by big playerslike Amazon or Apple, and per-haps in the books area, unlikethe academic area, [trade] bookspublishers haven’t as yet sortedout the opportunities to createtheir own marketplace, theirown brands, and loyalty.” MattHandbury of Murdoch Books(recently sold to Allen & Uwin)said: “Some of the early thingslike doing deals with Amazonand Apple at these ridiculouslevels of discount for the tasksthey provide - it just bedevils methat these big international[publishing] companies couldmake these atrocious deals.”Mollet asked Hanbury abouthis criticism of those publisherdeals with big players, andwhether there was really anychoice but to play ball, given theconsumer pressure. “The onlything you can do to resist some-thing which is undesirable is notto do it, which is always tough,”Hanbury said. “But you have tosay no sometimes. Maybe doingso would’ve led to a more book-industry friendly retailer comingforward.”However, Charkin believedthat “publishing has adaptedremarkably quickly”. Althoughstill “afraid around the edges”,on the academic side publishingwas “probably now a 90% digi-tal business”, he noted, and onthe trade side, maybe 15% to20%. What publishers had notdone, however, was adapt theirprint systems to the new digitalworld. “For example, there arestill 24 handlings of a bookbetween manufacture and pur-chase. That’s an awful lot for a$10 thing.”On the subject of collabora-tion in the book industry, Char-kin mentioned the elephant inthe room: the Department of  Justice.“On the trade side it isvery difficult to collaboratebecause of antitrust, and weknow what happened there. Onthe question of bad decisions,not because I think people arestupid or anything like that, but
he 20 finalists for the2012 National BookAwards, which wereannounced Wednesdaymorning, include five debutworks, two memoirs, and ashort-story collection. Amongthe finalists are five PulitzerPrize winners, two recipientsof MacArthur “genius” grants,one previous National BookAward Winner, threeprevious National Book AwardFinalists, and a recipient of theNational Book Foundation’sLiterarian Award. Six of the 20books come from small,independent, or universitypresses.
The Awards will be presented on14 November.
 Junot Díaz
This Is How You LoseHer
Dave Eggers
A Hologram for theKing 
Louise Erdrich
The Round House
Ben Fountain
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Kevin Powers
The Yellow Birds
(Little, Brown)
Anne Applebaum
Iron Curtain:The Crushing of Eastern Europe,1945-1956
Katherine Boo
Behind theBeautiful Forevers: Life, Death,and Hope in a MumbaiUndercity
(Random House)
Robert A Caro
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4
Domingo Martinez
The BoyKings of Texas
(Lyons Press)
Anthony Shadid
House of Stone: AMemoir of Home, Family, and aLost Middle East 
(HoughtonMifflin Harcourt)
David Ferry
Bewilderment: NewPoems and Translations
(University of Chicago Press)
Cynthia Huntington
NBA shortlists–indies do well
CEO panel–Lessons learned
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Quercus has acquired WEL rightsin two new novels by RichardNorth Patterson, previously withPan Macmillan.The first novel inthe deal, LOSS OF INNOCENCE,will appear simultaneously in theUK and the US in autumn 2013.The second,
Eden in Winter 
, isscheduled for 2014. Loss of 
will be on the launchlist of Quercus’ North Americanpublishing programme, revealedin yesterday’s
Show Daily 
. DavidNorth, Executive Director andPublisher, negotiated the dealthrough Cullen Stanley atJanklow & Nesbit in NewYork.Clare Reihill of Fourth Estate hasacquired from David GodwinAssociates WEL rights for the thirdinstallment of Nikki Gemmell’sbest-selling trilogy, begun by
The Bride Stripped Bare 
With My Body 
.The books–precursors to therecent erotica movement– haveenjoyed a resurgence in the wakeof Fifty Shades.Hodder and Hachette Ireland havepaid a “significant six-figure sum”for a further two novels by CiaraGeraghty.The agent is Ger Nichol.The publishers releasedGeraghty’s fourth novel,
Lifesaving for Beginners 
, at theend of September.YouTube sensation AnnoyingOrange has been the subject of licensing deals in the UK andIreland. Annoying Orange bookswill be published by Egmont,while Pedigree Books will releaseannuals. Other deals coverclothing, toys, gifts, all brokeredon behalf of The Collective byRocket Licensing.Legendary Pictures haspre-empted an option inREVIVER, the first novel in athree-book series by debut authorSeth Patrick.The deal was handledby Sylvie Rabineau at RWSGAgency on behalf of LuigiBonomi.Tor publishes
inJune 2013.The novel focuses on asmall group of people who havethe talent of pulling the recentlydeceased back into their bodies.Rebecca McNally and HelenGarnons-Williams at Bloomsburyhave signed Brian Conaghan’s“uproariously funny, life-affirm-ing and moving novel” WHEN MY DOG BITES, about a teenage boywithTourette’s Syndrome.Theyplan to publish jointly in adult andYA editions in January 2014.Thepublisher has world rightsfollowing a pre-emptive bidthrough Ben Illis at AM Heath.
Rights round up
Tallack takes pre-empt in Ananthaswamy book
Ananthaswamy’s book sets outto disentangle the threads thatform one’s identity and toprovide a new view of the self.He introduces readers to theregions of the brain responsiblefor disorders includingschizophrenia, autism, epilepsy,Alzheimer’s, and out-of-bodyexperiences.A consultant editor for
, Ananthaswamy is theauthor previously of 
The Edgeof Physics
.Tallack has five WEL offerson the table for another project,
Life’s Greatest Secret: The Storyof the Race to Crack the GeneticCode
by Matthew Cobb, Profes-sor of Zoology and an AssociateDean at the University of Man-chester and the author of award-winning
Egg and Sperm Race.
Apparently the first popularbook to tell the story of the dra-matic race to crack the geneticcode, it explores the competitionbetween some of the twentieth-century’s most outstanding andeccentric minds–“a scientificstory and a story about howscience is done–and what itholds for the future”.
eter Tallack has accepted“a substantial pre-empt”from Stephen Morrow atPenguin Dutton US for WELrights in Anil Ananthaswamy’s
Maladies of the Self.
An offer for German rights ison the table and other sales areexpected at the Fair. Translationrights are being sold on behalf of the Science Factory by theEnglish Agency in Japan, DuranKim in Korea, and LouisaPritchard Associates in the restof the world. Delivery of themanuscript will be in 18 months.“From Autism to Out-of-Body Experiences–WhatMental Disorders Are Telling UsAbout Who We Are”,
Ebooks grab 16% share of Canadian book purchases
Ebooks accounted for about 16% of Canadian book purchasesin the first half of 2012, a new survey commissioned by BookNetCanada found. According to the report, “The Canadian BookConsumer 2012: Book-Buying Behaviour in Canada January toJune 2012”, the most popular format in the period was paperback,which accounted for 57% of sales, while hardcovers represented24% of unit sales. Ebooks’ share of sales declined slightly betweenthe first and second quarters, down from 17.5% to 15%, whichBNC speculated was due to the high rate of e-readers given aspresents over the holidays that resulted in a burst of ebookbuying in the first quarter.Among ebook buyers, Kobo, developed in Canada, was themost popular e-reading device, with 27% saying they planned touse a Kobo device to buy their next ebook, followed by Kindle at19% and the iPad at 14%. Despite the inroads made by digitalbooks, 86% of Canadians still purchased print books in the January-June period. According to the report, 20% of print purchases (and27.5% of all purchases) were made online in the first six months of 2012. Bricks-and-mortar stores commanded the largest marketshare, with all bookstores taking a 37% share, and and non-bookretailers a 32% share.BNC plans to continue the survey, conducted by BowkerMarket Research, through 2013. More information is available athttp://consumer.booknetcanada.ca.
NBA shortlists

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