Germany-based Bookwire announces a major new client in ebook distribution, and Frankfurt Book Fair partners with a distribution association on a new networking event.
From The Times of India: ‘Not available elsewhere in the world,’ two centuries of the British Library’s Bengali collection is being made available free.
Once awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor for ‘the communist education of children and youth,’ the Soviet-born Detskaya Literatura is being sold.
From Asymptote: ‘You are the consequence or the aggregate of your agreements,’ says Michael Hofmann in an exchange about life as a translator.
Several institutions are working in Jakarta to cultivate interest in foreign rights sales: the Lontar Foundation, National Book Committee, and Indonesia Rights Fair.
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Sympathizer’ is an international success and Pulitzer winner, with rights sold around the world. And a sequel is in the works.
Five jurors based in the UK and North America will select the £50,000 Man Booker International Prize in the spring of 2018.
From Haaretz: There may be signals that more Arabic-language material is being translated into Hebrew, although the situation is complex.
Running September 6 to 16, LiteraturFestival Berlin this year includes a children’s literature component with authors, illustrators, and scientists.
From Nigeria’s ‘This Day’: With government, foundation, and European Union backing, a five-state literacy effort is launched at Kaduna Book & Arts Festival.