‘When you are from semi-democracies you don’t have the luxury of being apolitical.’ A panel in London addresses publishing in a postcolonial era: London and New York are hardly the only hubs today.
France, Australia, US, China, Sudan, Brazil, Poland, New Zealand and more factor into the honors: New Bookstore of the Year category a popular favorite.
Dichotomies of local and global, major and modest, resonated throughout the International Publishers Association’s 31st Congress, convened in the run-up to London Book Fair.
London Book Fair-bound publishers and agents from several regions of the world share their latest rights deals and highlights from their spring lists.
Marking its full ownership of Harlequin SA, HarperCollins France pledges more romance, plus commercial trade output that includes local authors.
Eighty-eight French publishers and some 28,000 French-language titles are represented in bookstore Albertine’s ebook expansion.
For the first time since the British Science-Fiction Association awards were instituted in 1970, one author, Aliette de Bodard, wins both the novel and short story prizes.
The Espresso Book Machine proves to be just what’s needed to revive Paris’ venerable ‘PUF’ bookshop: print on demand.
French publisher Short Édition is quickly capitalizing on the popularity of its short-story dispensers, more than doubling the number since their November debut and getting one into one of California’s best-known cafés.
“What if a reader reads a Korean book for the first time and gets disappointed?” asks literary agent Im Young-hee. She has brought 70 or more Korean translations into France.