Kenyan Okwiri Oduor has won the 15th Caine Prize for African Writing, often described as Africa’s leading literary award.
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Following on the success of The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring and Spirit Animals, Scholastic is launching its latest multi-platform series for kids: Tombquest.
In the UK, the Society of Authors’ chief executive claims that traditional publishers’ terms ‘are no longer fair or sustainable’ for author’s to make a living.
The National Library Board in Singapore is removing and destroying three children’s books featuring plots with gay or nontraditional families.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has gone directly to authors ‘hoping to gain hearts and minds – and leverage’ in its dispute with Hachette.
Al Manhal, the UAE-based Arabic digital education publisher, now offers paperback editions of its books worldwide via Amazon marketplace.
Kathy Page’s novel, Alphabet, offers a piercing examination and description of one man’s identity issues and the impact of incarceration on the human spirit.
The lack of skilled translators who can ‘properly translate Korean literary works into English’ as the ‘biggest handicap in the globalization of Korean literature.’
Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, stars a novel about friendship, golf and race in 1969, among others.
In the WSJ, Amazon’s Russ Grandinetti ‘defended the company against criticism that it is using its growing clout in electronic books to bully a major publisher.’