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.
‘The share of income from rights has steadily increased from 72 percent in 2013 to 80 percent in 2016,’ says the UK’s Publishers Association, in a report released this summer.
In the UK, literary festivals report that invited authors from the Middle East and Africa are increasingly seeing their visa applications denied.
The Sunday Times/PFD prize for writers aged 18 to 35 opens a new resource, while the Paul Torday Prize will honor a debut novelist decades older.
Western Michigan University’s Medieval Institute Publications announces a marketing partnership with De Gruyter, as Cambridge University Press sees digital reaching ‘close to 40 percent of total sales.’
The Saturday intrusion at a London bookstore described by its rightist perpetrators as an ‘ambush,’ has sent shudders through the industry and leads the store’s manager to call for vigilence in a time of mounting violence.
The 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner is Kevin Jared Hosein, a writer from Trinidad and Tobago who was also the prize’s Caribbean regional winner.
‘Slavery, ecology, missing persons, inner-city violence, young love, prisons, trauma, and race’ all are said to figure into the Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist, as the award starts its second 50 years of competition.
From July 31 to August 5, IKEA Wembley shoppers in London can book slots in its new Reading Room, featuring books on the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist. And they’ll get to take their book home free of charge.
UK publisher Austin Macauley is working from the Sharjah Publishing City to gain better access to the Arabic market. Plans are underway to publish English books in Arabic and vice versa.