With ‘a lot of anxiety to many businesses as they grapple with the full implications’ of the European Union’s new data privacy regulations, the UK’s Publishers Association launches a special toolkit for its member publishers.
The Federation of European Publishers reports gains across much of its membership’s markets in 2016 but acknowledges that the British pound’s softness renders the result fairly flat.
Europeana’s contribution to the European Year of Culture is a collection on migration. And the Fiction Man Booker names Kwame Anthony Appiah as chair.
From Sofia’s 45th anniversary fair to Vienna’s ‘Long Night of Books’ in November, the Aldus network’s 2017 report evaluates Europe’s book fair scene.
Ahead of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Arabic translators choose six ‘new literary voices from the Balkans’ for a joint catalogue from Next Page and Translation Collider
From PoliticalCritique.org: ‘We are surrounded by unstoppable, powerful and chaotic production,’ says author Dubravka Ugrešić in an interview.
From The Reykjavik Grapevine: A collective of international writers in Iceland challenge concepts and constraints on Icelandic literature and publishing.
Fayard CEO Sophie de Closets says the problem is less about women reaching executive roles than about finding ‘men who want to work in publishing.’
From Conversational Reading: ‘To be nationally international’ is a lesson, says Lytton Smith, of translating ‘Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller.’
Coming in September, the Spanish iteration of the Hay Festival at Segovia events features a focus on cities and current events. Tickets now are on sale.