Publishers now can apply for $250,000 in grants to promote Canadian literature to Ontario’s teachers, librarians, and school boards.
In Canada, BookNet’s check on sales shows ebooks a bit up, In the UK, a new author day is announced by London Book Fair and the US-based Writer’s Digest.
Representatives from the International Publishers Association are in Istanbul to support 17 journalists who are on trial in Turkey on charges of aiding terrorists.
Created in memory of the late New Zealand literary community figure Michael Gifkins, the new award provides a publishing contract and advance.
Coming in September, the Spanish iteration of the Hay Festival at Segovia events features a focus on cities and current events. Tickets now are on sale.
‘Galaktika has agreed to pay each author whose work it infringed for compensation,’ according to the Authors Guild’s statement.
Focusing on debut Latin American talent, Victor Hurtado’s agency’s rights sales are promoting new voices from the Spanish-language markets.
From Asymptote: ‘You are the consequence or the aggregate of your agreements,’ says Michael Hofmann in an exchange about life as a translator.
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.