Formerly part of Borders, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation has given some $4.1 million to 2,700 individuals since 1996. Now, they’re auctioning Borders’ old signage.
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has been helping writers cope with medical expenses and other needs; since the start of recession applications for grants have doubled.
A Danish historian has uncovered a manuscript believed to be one of the first fairy tales that Hans Christian Andersen ever wrote.
Kurt Beals is the winner of the German Book Office’s first-ever translation prize, aimed at recognizing young, up-and-coming translators from German to English.
Egyptian author Ezzat El Kamhawi has been awarded the 2012 Naguib Mahfouz Medal and $1,000 for his novel, The House of al-Deeb.
A week after Apple opened the Russian iTunes Store, users can now download books and movies from the Russian Google Play Store.
The London Book Fair will feature Korea—a top ten, yet underserved market—as the Market Focus country of the 2014 Fair. The program will showcase business opportunities in Korea.
Bad behavior and lapses in judgement in awarding various Nobel Prizes over the years threaten to diminish the Swedish Academy’s esteem.
Chinese author Mo Yan, this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, has risen to the defense of government censorship in China, enraging many.
Netizeen is a new iPad app aimed at unlocking a magazine’s inherent social networking potential by allowing users to communicate in realtime with editors and others.