Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2013 has been awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro, whom the Swedish Academy called a “master of the contemporary short story.” Knopf is planning to go back to press on some of the author’s titles with Vintage, announcing a 100,000-copy reprint of her backlist, which includes 14 story collections.
Ingram Adds Russia to Its Global Connect Network
The Ingram Content Group is expanding its Global Connect program to Russia, signing an agreement with the Russian media giant EE Media. Similar to the deals Ingram signed with partners in Brazil and Germany, this agreement will give publishers the opportunity to release titles in Russia through a local print-on-demand service and then sell the books through a domestic distribution network.
Open Road Partners for Spanish-Language
Open Road Media is teaming up with Barcelona Digital Editions to form Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Español, a partnership that marks Open Road’s first venture into the foreign-language e-book market. Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Español will release its debut list in the first quarter of 2014, and plans to do a few hundred titles in its first full year of operation.
Self-Publishing Output Jumped 59% in 2012
A new analysis of ISBN data by Bowker found that 391,000 self-published books were released last year—a 59% increase over the 2011 number. An increase in e-book output drove the gain.