In organizational and corporate changes this month, the International Publishers Association’s elections refresh committees while Penguin Random House US repositions Crown Publishing.
Deciding to open foreign rights sales as ‘something we needed to do for our authors,’ the Inuit-owned publishing house Inhabit Media has staged its arrival at Frankfurter Buchmesse, on the ramp up to Canada’s stint as Guest of Honor in 2020.
There’s special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018 National Book Awards in America announce finalists.
From studies of the Vatican and politics to climate change and factories’ impact on societies, the Cundill History Prize shortlist for this year is notable, according to the jury chair, for its authors’ craftsmanship.
From mystery, history and political hot buttons to romance, memoir, and a children’s book, this rights roundup–on the run-up to Frankfurt–finds us looking at work from seven nations and selling into more than three times that many territories and/or languages.
Politics, in many forms, have driven many selections on the nonfiction longest of the National Book Awards in the US, and the poetry longest includes a number of award-winning writers.
The UK’s relatively young Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize announces its shortlist, which honors nonfiction books that enhance ‘global cultural understanding.’
An independent publisher in the UK sees how sports are changing, and is taking steps to address the gender gap in outdoor adventure literature–with an anthology by and about women.
Taking into account a couple of cases of talented writers crossing borders, some 10 nations are represented in our new rights roundup, spanning a clutch of interesting genres and rights opportunities.
A new study finds that Romanian publishers have increased book sales by releasing Romanian translations of foreign books parallel to launches in other key markets.