A two-week international reading-and-discussion exercise, the Big Library Read is underway with more than 20,000 libraries in various parts of the world.
Inspired by New York’s Cedilla & Company translators’ collective, The Starling Bureau opens in London, ‘to leverage each other’s skills’ in seven languages.
With £16,000 (US$20,338) in prize money, Forward’s poetry awards honor single poems and collections, from new and familiar poets.
From Haaretz: With Israel’s fixed-price ‘Book Law’ repealed, reports are that this year’s Hebrew Book Week sees less aggressive discounts than in the past.
British Library officials say the Hay Archive comprises its largest acquisition of literary recordings. And Cengage announces new anti-piracy efforts.
PRH’s acquisition will expand the international reach of merchandiser Out of Print. And Bertelsmann Education Group expands with WhiteCloud Analytics.
BookCon reaches its 20,000 person goal on Saturday and Sunday; BookExpo cites 7,425 attendees, “primarily booksellers, librarians, retailers, and media.”
‘We are all writers and use words in ways that can shift and inform society,’ says PEN International’s ‘Make Space’ mission statement. ‘It is time to act.’
Toronto-based Kobo and Seattle’s Amazon are neck-and-neck in Canadian publishers’ use of ebook retailers, BookNet Canada finds, in a new 2016 survey.
Frankfurt Book Fair’s Editors Trip will promote networking between children’s publishing players in Germany and counterparts from Canada, the US, and UK.