OpenBook data reveals China’s bestselling authors of 2018, growing online book sales, and the strength of backlist titles.
The London Book Fair’s annual London Book and Screen Week events include a cooking demonstration, films, and onstage discussions.
The Bookselling Without Borders program will again send bookstore workers to international book fairs and trade shows. And Novi Sad’s new Tišma Prize is in its inaugural year.
In a copyright flare-up, California’s Internet Archive finds itself on the wrong side of the English-speaking world’s two largest author trade organizations.
On April 9-10 in Frankfurt, the new RightsTech Europe conference will explore rights management and monetization in book publishing and media industries.
One of the best-known American authors working today, Joyce Carol Oates has won the Jerusalem Prize and will attend the Jerusalem International Book Forum in May.
Québec City’s De Marque acquires MaBiblioNumerique.ca, making it the largest lender of ebooks in French Canada.
In Canada, Access Copyright is working on developing blockchain solutions for book publishing, including smart contracts and an attribution ledger.
SCBWI has opened a new work-in-progress grant program for translators, and GLLI soon will name its first Translated YA Book Prize.
BookNet Canada releases the country’s bestselling English-language book sales of 2018—for both Canadian authors and overall bestselling titles.