Told that the publishing industry ‘has a responsibility to be a beacon of inclusivity,’ delegates to the UK’s diversity conference look at challenges.
Ahead of the second ‘Building Inclusivity’ conference, London Book Fair’s director sees ‘examples of publishers making concerted efforts’ in diversity.
‘Publishers are noticeably investing in improving inclusivity,’ says the Publishers Association’s Emma House in London ahead of Monday’s conference.
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.
The International Excellence Awards will include an honor for the first time in April 2018 for a publisher in the audio space amid 16 categories of prizes.
Now with a ‘pitch slam’ event in which writers present projects to agents, the November ‘Writer’s Summit’ is co-chaired by The Guardian’s Alison Flood.
In Canada, BookNet’s check on sales shows ebooks a bit up, In the UK, a new author day is announced by London Book Fair and the US-based Writer’s Digest.
As BookExpo’s trade-show floor opens at Javits Center in New York City on Thursday, London Book Fair’s Virtual Conference will be in full sway on the ether.
The challenge is to respond to the customer ‘as a partner or collaborator,’ says one expert in a discussion of where publishing is in the digital dynamic.
From Hungarian Literature Online: Foreign rights director Ágnes Orzóy on her first experience in representing Magvető Publishing at London’s big trade show.