While many in the industry have reacted to Arnaud Nourry’s description of the ebook as ‘exactly the same as print, except it’s electronic,’ others might suggest that that’s precisely what the consumer wants from digital reading.
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.
Citing ‘an optimism that in the face of unimaginable cruelty still believes in change,’ UK-based Angela Gui accepts for her father, Gui Minhai, the International Publishers Association’s Prix Voltaire for courage in the face of attempts to suppress the freedom to publish.
In a turn of events reported by world news media, the Chinese detainee Gui Minhai, a publisher, has said in a videotaped ‘briefing’—which critics say is forced—that he does not want the Prix Voltaire. His daughter denies this is true.
Urging the International Publishers Congress to embrace its most forward-leaning trends—and promote its timely work to the world—IPA president Michiel Kolman convenes the industry’s 32nd gathering and welcomes industry leaders to agenda-anchoring sessions onstage.
From the dilemma of self-censorship to a call for collective management organizations, the freedom to publish, copyright protection, and readership development, speakers at the IPA congress in Delhi prepare their messages.
Ahead of the 32nd International Publishers Association Congress in India, we look at the big issues speakers will address, including geo-political issues affecting publishing.
Hindi pulp fiction writer Surender Mohan Pathak has been made ‘the Agatha Christie of India’ by Minakshi Thakur, who saw potential in a genre ignored by other publishers.
From Scroll.in: India’s Renuka Chatterjee has created Speaking Tiger’s International Fiction series, buying rights to titles from abroad.
With the freedom to publish among lead topics, the International Publishers Association’s 32nd congress in New Delhi will look for common ground.