At an event organized by Byte the Book and the Frankfurt Book Fair, publishers looked at how social pressures influence publishing.
In its general assembly seated at Frankfurt, the 65-nation, 76-organization International Publishers Association has affirmed Mexico’s Hugo Setzer and the UAE’s Bodour Al Qasimi to the new leadership cycle beginning January 1.
In opening her bid for leadership in the International Publishers Association, the UAE’s Bodour Al Qasimi says publishing ‘shouldn’t be an industry stuck in time in how it treats the majority of its workforce.’
The United States is ready for implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty, pending a presidential signature. Meanwhile, Bologna gets an award and Knights Of gets a new book series. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson 40 Nations Have Ratified and Implemented Marrakesh he Association of American Publishers on Wednesday (September 26) commended the House of Representatives for unanimously passing the implementation …
Literary agent Stephanie Barrouillet looks at trending themes in global children’s books markets, like diversity, emotional growth, and current events.
Citing variations that range from a 100-percent female product staff to a 17-percent women’s representation in engineering, Wattpad reports on its new self-study in diversity and inclusivity.
An independent publisher in the UK sees how sports are changing, and is taking steps to address the gender gap in outdoor adventure literature–with an anthology by and about women.
Mia Manansala, a writer of crime fiction featuring a Filipina-American sleuth, has been named the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for writers of color.
Asking this year ‘if abuse and bigotry are anything but the norm,’ the annual VIDA Count for 2017 looks at how women are represented and reviewed in US literary publications.
Saying that it’s ‘invested in ensuring a culturally and creatively diverse shortlist.’ the Rebecca Swift Foundation opens its new Women Poet’s Prize for entries with a deadline of July 23.