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.
In recognition of the Singapore Book Council’s 50th anniversary, the Asian Festival of Children’s Content names Singapore its ‘Country of Focus.’ And in the States, Macmillan and Binc open a second year of diversity-driven bookseller scholarships.
‘We can use the marketing muscle and the global strength that we have to support this ever-widening range of storytellers,’ says Mikyla Bruder, publisher of Amazon Publishing.
At Cambridge University Press, Paul Colbert is seeing a growing demand for English-language learning materials. Here he discusses the good and bad of English as a lingua franca.
The Latvian pubishing house Mansards has translated more than 60 works, and after our exchange with its lead editor Kristaps Ozoliņš, we look at some of the house’s rights action.
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.
Get a digital copy of the Spring 2018 Publishing Perspectives Magazine, out in print at the London Book Fair next week. This issue puts a focus on diversity in book publishing.
Amid strong programming on the freedom to publish and copyright concerns, the 32nd IPA congress in India mirrored world industry shortcomings in diversity challenges—and will go to Norway in 2020.
With challenges to so many voices becoming shrill in so many markets, Publishing Perspectives’ Spring Global Overview Edition will spotlight the book industry’s champions of diversity and efforts to promote it.