Tell Us Your Plans for BookExpo America 2011

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka BookExpo America is coming up fast. The event, being held in New York City from May 23-26, is the premier English-language publishing event in the Americas. Once again this year we’ll be bringing you all the top international publishing news from BookExpo America, with twice-daily updates direct from the show floor. Let us know about what you’ll …

Can Books Serve as Cultural Ambassadors to Change the Reputation of a Nation?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Cultural exports are often described in geopolitical terms as an exercise in “soft power” and book fairs, in particular, provide a forum for developing lasting relationships that are the foundation for change. By Edward Nawotka International book fairs — from Beijing to Buenos Aires (taking place now) to author-centric events like the PEN World Voices Festival — aim in part …

Three Brazilian Book Events You Must Attend

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

Throughout the year, Brazilian authors travel from one book fair to another, as many cities in Brazil have their own literature festivals and book events. All of them have the same goal: to instill the pleasure of reading and — of course — sell books. FLIP: Literature Festival The Paraty International Literature Festival is a unique opportunity to listen to …

London Book Fair 2011: A Relentlessly Strong Program

In Europe by Edward Nawotka

Alistair Burtenshaw, Group Exhibition Director of the London Book Fair, talks about the Fair’s 40th Year By Edward Nawotka The London Book Fair, which kicks off today, certainly has a knack for timing. Last year, volcanic ash prevented a significant part of the international publishing community from making the Fair — fully 30% of registered attendees. This year, political upheaval …

We’ll Be at the London Book Fair. Will You?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Next week we’ll be at the London Book Fair. Will you? If so, let us know in the comments or via email. If you’re hosting an event at your booth, launching a new service, throwing a party, or want to set up a meeting to say “hi!” in person — drop us a line. We look forward …

What is Your Worst Book Fair Experience?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka It’s April Fool’s Day and in honor of today’s feature about Amanda DeMarco’s thwarted effort to cover SIEL, aka the Casablanca Book Fair, we ask you to share your worst book fair experience with the world. (What’s more, no one will know if you’re telling the truth or not….?)

Casablanca Book Fair Roulette

In Growth Markets by Amanda DeMarco

A dramedy of errors starring North African literati, Italian bureaucrats, and an innocent American journalist lost among the phone trees of Morocco. By Amanda DeMarco MOROCCO: The road to SIEL is paved with good intentions. This I learned while trying to write an article for Publishing Perspectives on the SIEL (Salon international de l’édition et du livre) Book Fair in …

Announcing PublishersLaunch, A New Global Conference Series from Cader and Shatzkin

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Michael Cader (founder of Publishers Lunch and and Mike Shatzkin (publishing industry consultant and founder of The Idea Logical Company) announced today their new joint venture called Publishers Launch, a global conference series that will “help publishers, agents, authors, retailers and other channel partners with the transition to prosperity in the new era, and will help …