‘The professional indexer has been around for a good century longer than the printed book.’ And the Society of Indexers is looking for respect.
‘Unjustly jailed’ in Russia ‘for nothing other than the expression of his views,’ Oleg Sentsov is the newest recipient of the influential PEN/Barbey honor.
The 2016 KIM-Studie shows German children aged 6 to 13 utilizing media mostly in mobile channels, with gaming figuring prominently, reading less so.
The Salon du Livre in Paris invites the UAE to be its 2018 Guest of Honor. And Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle cites the importance of diversity.
The Dylan Thomas Prize is unusual for its flexibility. The shortlist includes a book of poetry, two books of short stories, plus novels—two of them debuts.
In Lithuania, writes Inga Janiulytė for DW, ‘reading remains a popular activity—whether in spite of, or because of, social media.’ And many read English.
Brisk springtime rights trading is reported from Scandinavia, with nonfiction hits as well as fiction highlighted in Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway.
As Brazil’s publishers look to boost their rights business, the Bienal do Livro in Rio prepares to host its Agents & Business Center for a second time.
Building ‘relationships between English-speaking Canadian publishers and French counterparts,’ the ‘Books in Translation’ fellows will travel to Paris.
In the USA, BookExpo includes audiobook events. In Canada, ebook design is stressed in a competition. And in the UK, a bookseller features a self-published novel.