The Federation of European Publishers argues that a recent EU court decision in favor of ebook lending could negatively affect ebook sales in some countries.
A note of expressive defiance is heard as French officials take on Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor effort for 2017: ‘With Germany, we want the youth of Europe to stay open to the world.’
In September, kickoffs will occur in New York, one for a new showcase of writers on Muslim identity, and the other for Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2016 Guest of Honor program featuring Flanders and The Netherlands.
Issuing a call for papers, Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives announce the seven-nation focus for ‘The Markets’ 2016. Regions highlighted include Southeast Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East.
A debate has ensued over the use of an illustration of a man in blackface and a headline using the ‘n-word’ in a review of several US books on racism
Dutch designer Thijs Biersteker has come up with a book jacket that will only open when a prospective reader shows the right facial expression.
A Dutch appeals court has forced the closure of online ebook reseller Tom Kabinet until the company can prove all books for sale were legally obtained.
Veteran Dutch publisher Eric Visser launches World Editions a new translation house focused on bringing Dutch and international lit to a global readership.
Reintje Gianotten of the Dutch Foundation for Literature discusses the symbiotic relationship between German and Dutch publishing and its long history.
Literary agents Geraldine Rose and Sridhar Gowda of Kadalu recount their experience visiting the leading literary event in Georgia, which was full of surprises.