The three-day Asian Festival of Children’s Content this year features two awards programs and days of conference programming for attendees, amid 50th anniversary observances for the Singapore Book Council.
‘Up-to-the-minute political and scientific discourses’ are at the heart of the September 5 to 15 International Literature Festival Berlin this year, which is programmed around six guiding pillars of interest.
A library in Canada will include a virtual reality storytelling project, Inanimate Alice, in its youth program to encourage literacy through digital media.
The conflict between artist and commerce, writes Richard Russo, ‘today is playing out algorithmically and those algorithms have not been designed for authors’ benefit.’
This is the second year of operation for Germany’s Buchtrailer Awards and the third year for the UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for small presses. Both niche programs have opened for submissions.
Centered around its two-day Digital Publishing Forum conference event, the newly focused Digital Zone at Beijing International Book Fair includes presentations from Amazon Web Services, Springer Nature, Microsoft, and Wiley.
In an echo of the efforts the Trump White House made in January to block Macmillan’s ‘Fire and Fury,’ Simon & Schuster’s counsel has rebuffed a Trump campaign attempt to stop ‘Unhinged,’ calling the Trump effort ‘hollow legal threats.’
At Frankfurter Buchmesse’s new Frankfurt Pavilion by day and in city venues by night, an expanded BookFest program focuses on bringing more authors to the fair and to the public this October.
The growing list of political Trump books published in the States this season are seeing strong foreign rights sales into Europe.
Wattpad signs an agreement with video streaming and production company iflix to produce films based on Wattpad’s Indonesian content.