Look beyond crime and discover the latest Swedish titles that were on display at the 2015 Göteborg Book Fair, including fiction, children’s and YA books.
Children’s books are boosting the global publishing industry. Here’s what you need to know to capitalize on this opportunity.
The Guardian reports that the New Zealand government has banned Ted Dawe’s award-winning YA novel, Into the River, after protests from a Christian group.
Why are Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants books so consistently banned when they contain nothing objectionable? Because they teach children to challenge authority.
Zeng Yi of China Children’s Press & Publication Group notes China has largely only sold book rights regionally and craves more US/European interest.
South African children’s book publishing is winning international attention — and awards — as the market evolves beyond being a government-driven sector.
Author Antonio Malpica Maury has become the first Mexican to win the SM Iberoamerican Children’s and YA Literature Award, which carries a $30,000 purse.
A Swedish self-published book, The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, uses hypnotism to put kids to sleep and it’s selling, but there’s backlash.
Kenneth Andersen’s The Great Devil War series has sold more than 130,000 in Denmark, but has yet to reach English audiences laments translator K.E. Semmel.
Liana Suppressa of Italy’s Atlantyca reports on four trends impacting international rights sales discussed at the Yale Publishing Course.