The Bookseller reports that the median advance for traditionally published UK authors is less than 6,600 pounds, based on the early results of a new survey
News, announcements and interesting information about international book publishing, authors, digital developments, and more.
Leading UK literary agency Andrew Nurnberg Associates is partnering with Istanbul’s AnatoliaLit agency to expand the agency’s activities in Turkey.
Authors representing 10 countries — 6 countries for the first time — are included on the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize.
Russia’s Samokat has been awarded the Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award from the Association of American Publishers.
Controversy has courted a pair of Australian cookbooks this week, with one being scrapped after claims that a recipe therein might be dangerous.
At Asymptote, Eve Richter interviewed Karl Johns, founding editor of Ariadne Press, which has been publishing Austrian literature in translation since 1998.
The New York Times reports that educational publisher Pearson has been ‘monitoring student media’ to find possible leaks of the company’s tests.
Japan’s Rakuten, parent company of ebookseller Kobo, has purchased US ebook distributor OverDrive, likely blocking Kindle’s further expansion into libraries.
Pushkin Press has announced the launch of Pushkin Vertigo for September 15, a crime imprint that will feature classic crime books from around the world.
Canada Reads, a contest in which 5 celebrities debate various books merits and vote a title off each day on CBC TV, has serious implications for publishers.