Sharjah’s Children’s Festival drew together Arabic and foreign publishers for cultural exchanges; now annual, it aims to become the Bologna of the Middle East.
The fund, sponsored by the Sharjah government, implement reading projects for children living in Central Asia, and North Africa.
South Africa’s Cover2Cover Books has founded the FunDza Literary Trust, with the goal of improving literacy in the teen and young adult market.
Dom Testa, author of the popular Galahad series has created the Big Brain Club to help persuade young people that ‘smart is cool.’
Mexico City held its sixth annual All Out Book Auction, which helps publishers shed overstock. Authors lead buyers through the aisles, making recommendations.
Visiting China to preview its Market Focus program at next week’s London Book Fair, Roger Tagholm discovered things are not always as they seem from the West.
Dave Weich argues encouraging kids to write and publish is not just a boon to literacy, but a proactive model smart publishers should embrace.
Staples, to promote its e-readers, asks you to read a page from classic novels to see your reading speed, how long your e-reader will last, and how you rate.
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Walter Dean Myers, wants to change the way we think of reading and literacy. It starts with reading at home.
The Classroom Library Co., a new St. Louis based educational distributor and publisher, is designed with the needs of the teacher in mind.