Leading questions and an extensive three-tracked structure frame the programming of this year’s FutureBook conference from The Bookseller team in London.
At the Guadalajara Book Fair, Paul Auster talks authors who’ve influenced his work. And Amazon Publishing introduces a new imprint for short-form work.
‘It would make larger parts of the research cycle open to self-correction,’ says the Digital Science report’s author, but so might ‘a less drastic change.’
Citing record attendance for its professional program, the Shanghai Children’s Book Fair offers an upbeat report amid some concerns voiced by UK publishers.
Film options as well as translation rights factor into the mix as agencies report sales and deals on some of their strongest titles.
In part for seeing publishers, authors as ‘partners in the publishing process,’ Tim Hely Hutchinson is praised as he retires from the helm of Hachette UK.
The Rev. Canon Michael Hempel tied Paddington Bear’s plight to that of Brexit-era refugees in a memorial service for author Michael Bond, who died in June at age 91.
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.