At Abu Dhabi Internaitonal Book Fair, two Swedish publishing specialists offer the contemporary and traditions of book technologies to Arabic readers—newly translated audiobooks and carefully crafted hardbacks.
Sweden’s laws require libraries to serve citizens in their native languages, a project supported by a donation of thousands of Arabic books from Sharjah’s Kalimat Foundation.
Today, only some 30 percent of Estonian children’s literature originates in Estonia. Päike ja Pilv is one of the leading publishers of content for youngsters, in a country where ‘books are expensive both to publish and to buy.’
Already estimated to hold some 17 percent of the Czech wholesale book market, Albatros Media this spring continues broadening its acquisitions portfolio by buying the country’s oldest publisher, gaining access to the adult nonfiction market in the process.
This year, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award is offering translation funding for literary and children’s titles that have won the award, with the goal of increasing the readership for Arabic books.
The program, run by the foundation that presents the annual National Book Award, is designed to distribute free, new books to young readers through public housing authorities in the United States.
In examining common ground between independent booksellers and publishers at Bologna’s new bookstore conference, the International Publishers Association’s Michiel Kolman previewed some of the tensions to be debated at London Book Fair.
Latvian children’s publisher Alīse Nigale and her publishing house Liels un Mazs have won a number of awards in Latvia, and she’s now seeing a boost from foreign rights sales.
Chinese publisher Shandong Education Press held an event at the 2018 Bologna Book Fair to launch its new ‘BIB Award Winning Series’ of picture book illustrations and a Nepali rights deal for education series ‘Different Math Stories’.
Looking at her joyous illustrations, it’s easy to see why Elīna Brasliņa is a rising star in Latvian book publishing. We talk with her ahead of London Book Fair’s new emphasis on illustration–and the Baltics.