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 PublishersMarketplace.com) 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 …

Can Book Fairs and Cultural Institutions Change International Perceptions?

In Discussion by Olivia Snaije

The UAE is spending billions on culture, book fairs and building museums, including a new Louvre. French architecture expert Philip Jodidio talks about why. By Olivia Snaije and Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at four book festivals that have sprung up in cities that are more closely associated with business than culture. Among them is Abu Dhabi. What’s interesting …

Apply Now for the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

Starting now, publishers, editors and rights professionals from all over the world can apply for the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme 2011. The application deadline for this prestigious support programme is 30 April 2011. The focus of the programme, which has been held every year since 1998 in the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair, is on networking and encouraging …

Arab, Western Publishers Have a Responsibility to Egypt

In Growth Markets by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka For obvious reasons, if you want customer service this week from Kotobarabia, Egypt’s predominant e-book store, you’re out of luck. The lifting of censorship will bring a flood of new books, but it’s up to Arab and Western publishers to ensure there’s a pluralism of views. Ramy Habeeb, founder and CEO of Kotobarabia, who spoke to us from …

2011 Cape Town Book Fair Canceled

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Organizers of the Cape Town Book Fair (CTBF) announced today that the fair will not take place in 2011. However, the fair is scheduled to relaunch in 2012 to coincide with the scheduled IPA Congress in Cape Town. Claudia Kaiser, the director of the CTBF and VP of Business Development for the Frankfurt Book Fair released the …

Scottish Publishers Receive Grants to Attend Int’l Book Fairs

In Global Trade Talk by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg Publishing Scotland recently announced the second year of its Go-See Grants, which provide financial support for Scottish publishers to attend international book fairs. Backed financially by Creative Scotland, the aim of the grant is to increase opportunity for Scottish publishers of fiction, poetry, children’s, and select nonfiction to buy and sell rights abroad. Priority will be given …