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The key event in the US National Book Foundation’s annual awards program is the ceremony on Wednesday evening (November 15) in New York City.
The author of Oprah Book Club selection ‘Breath, Eyes, Memory,’ Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat has won the 25th Neustadt Prize, awarded biennially.
Ahead of the second ‘Building Inclusivity’ conference, London Book Fair’s director sees ‘examples of publishers making concerted efforts’ in diversity.
‘Publishers are noticeably investing in improving inclusivity,’ says the Publishers Association’s Emma House in London ahead of Monday’s conference.
Sixty-five French publishers are releasing accessible editions their ‘rentrée littéraire’ titles. English PEN’s ‘Translates’ awards include translator-led books.
Canada’s top bookstore chain, Indigo, confirms plans to open bookstores in the US in 2018. Some believe Indigo is in a better position to compete with Amazon than Barnes & Noble.
German mobile storytelling app oolipo has its funding curtailed by Bastei Lübbe, while marketing tool OptiQly’s assets are bought by Ingram Content.
Singapore Book Publishers Association president Peter Schoppert sees mobile as huge and publishers ‘stepping up their game’ before StoryDrive Asia.
Pre-order and KDP Select aren’t available through the Draft2Digital self-publishing service, but it now offers access Amazon as a new distribution channel.