As nationalism continues to influence American politics, the National Book Awards adds a category for translated literature with ‘the power to touch us as American readers.’
The PEN America competition program includes eight prizes, and one of the most highly visible is the translation honor. Others include literary science writing, biography, literary sports writing, work by authors of color and more.
Having once left the American ebook market largely to Seattle, Rakuten Kobo now is hitching a ride with Walmart back into Amazonian America, selling ebooks and audiobooks through the big-box leader.
Taking all formats together, Macmillan’s Henry Holt & Company is reporting 1.7 million copies of Michael Wolff’s book sold as the book leaps to No. 1 on the lists.
While hardly a shock that Google Play has started selling audiobooks, it’s a moment to look at aspects of the format’s sales-building prominence: the other way of ‘reading.’
‘When nativism, populism, and xenophobia are on the march,’ the British Academy’s Al-Rodhan Prize has timely currency in the 2018 prize year. And US-based booksellers will travel to Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Turin Book Fair on Bookselling Without Borders scholarships.
Close to 30 international publishers are spending two days in New York City to meet with US acquisitions editors and publishing executives in the first Children’s Books Salon from Frankfurter Buchmesse New York and Publishing Perspectives.
YouTube’s newly announced partnership with the ISNI can greatly strengthen the identifier’s role in metadata, naming intellectual property’s creators.
The latest transatlantic crossing: London’s Fitzcarraldo Editions heads for the Americas, and Copyright Clearance Center runs the industry numbers this month.
As ‘Fuego y Furia’ is readied by a Planeta team of translators for Vintage Español’s North American Spanish edition, ‘Fire and Fury’ is now listed as ‘in stock’ on Amazon.com and selling fast.