Worldreader, which gives e-readers and e-books to children in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda, has added several new publishers and partnered with the Caine Prize.
By focusing on the value end of the print market, children’s books and international sales, UK’s Igloo books has managed to double in size despite recession.
For International Literacy Day this September 8th, India’s Pratham Books is seeking 100 “champions” of reading to host storytelling sessions around the country.
Till now Namibian publishers have focused on educational and religious books, but Windhoek’s Wordweaver is focusing on fiction, starting with 3 kids books.
Author Alan Goldsher has launched a new interactive online talk show called Book It that will allow participants to interact online with authors and celebrities.
Starbucks, for the time in its history, offered a children’s book–Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl (Book 1)–for its Pick of the Week Promotion.
Kate Wilson, managing director for leading UK children’s publisher Nosy Crow, discusses goes into writing book apps and how it differs from picture books.
The World Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People runs in London, August 23-26 on the theme of Translations and Migrations.
NPR asked “What are the best-ever teen novels?” and 75,000 listeners responded. The Harry Potter series, at #1, is no surprise; John Green, with 5 titles on the list, is.
From DIY publishing tools and self-publishing strategies to trends in young adult fiction…the best of our coverage from the first half of 2012.