The ones to watch for this week at the Frankfurter Buchmesse: Here are eight of the Frankfurt Fellows, a group of up-and-coming talent in global publishing.
Tackling what agent Andrew Wylie calls “a profound moral question” for world publishing and more, The Markets is an issues-driven conference for a sharply relevant business in world dynamics.
From Scroll.in: After more than 100 years of publication in English, Oxford University Press in India is embarking on projects in Bengali and Hindi.
From the Business Standard: Long asked-for by publishers, retailers, and readers, the first Hindi bestseller list is out from Nielsen and Dainik Jagran.
From Scroll.in: Consumers in India are presented, as in other countries with sometimes conflicting bestselling book lists.
Carrying a purse of US$25,000, the DSC Prize honors the ‘exceptional qualities in the novels selected’ for its longlist of 13 titles.
“For women not to be a stronger part of fields like education and publishing is ridiculous,” says publisher and CEO Arpita Das in India.
From Scroll.in: Indian feminist publisher Urvashi Butalia has ‘a constant feeling that there is so much more to do…I hope it never leaves me.’
From The Times of India: ‘Not available elsewhere in the world,’ two centuries of the British Library’s Bengali collection is being made available free.
From Quartz India: ‘You should be allowed to publish whatever you want as long as you do it well,’ says India’s Seagull Books’ Naveen Kishore.