A collaboration of MIT Press and MIT Media Lab is behind the PubPub development for Arizona State University’s ‘Frankenbook.’ A discussion is coming to Beyond the Book.
Damsels Rescuing Princes in Distress: Tokyopop’s Natalia Batista on ‘Beyond the Book’
‘Why can we come up with fantasy stories that are like dragons and mythical creatures,’ asks Swedish manga artist Natalia Batista, ‘but we can’t come up with a story with women as the ruling gender?’ She answers her own question with ‘Sword Princess Amaltea.’
Covering the International Books Industry: A Discussion of Trends and Challenges
From European markets recovering from financial losses to translation in the US market and book-pricing differences based on authors’ genders, a ‘Beyond the Book’ panel at BookExpo looked at recent coverage of the books industry.
Singapore’s StoryDrive Asia: Publishing and Networking in Southeast Asia
Exploring and enriching the Southeast Asian publishing markets, Singapore’s StoryDrive Asia conference is set for November 13 and 14.
Book Fairs: Jerusalem Fellows and London’s Rights Introduction
Calls are out now for June’s Jerusalem International Book Fair fellows and London’s ‘Introduction to Rights’ program registration.
Podcasts for Frankfurt Book Fair’s Publishing Enthusiasts, And Beyond
Whether you’re joining us at Frankfurt Book Fair or following along from afar, there’s good listening for publishing people everywhere these days.
The UAE’s Walid Aradi: ‘A Transformative Time’
When ‘an increasingly globalized and educated population’ demands more, ‘publishers are faced with the challenge of redefining an industry,’ in the United Arab Emirates.
‘To Solve This Engagement Problem’: Lessons from Poland’s Multimedia
Two storytelling projects from Poland merge book publishing with state-of-the-art technology and explore both cross-media and regional boundaries.
International Institutional Library Budgets Forecast to Increase 1.4 Percent
An annual study of institutional libraries’ budget forecasts shows participating libraries in the Middle East and Africa forecasting the largest increases; Europe the only region forecasting a (slight) decrease.
Digital in Thailand: A Few Words Before LBF with Trasvin Jittidecharak
In a region with undependable publishing and distribution, self-publishing is not unusual, says Thailand’s Trasvin Jittidecharak ahead of London Book Fair.