Deciding to open foreign rights sales as ‘something we needed to do for our authors,’ the Inuit-owned publishing house Inhabit Media has staged its arrival at Frankfurter Buchmesse, on the ramp up to Canada’s stint as Guest of Honor in 2020.
At Cambridge University Press, Paul Colbert is seeing a growing demand for English-language learning materials. Here he discusses the good and bad of English as a lingua franca.
The CBC Books production ‘Canada Reads’ 2018 airs next week, hosted by Ali Hassan. Available on radio, the Internet, and television, the program could be a model for many world markets looking to reach readers through media channels.
By the end of the annual ‘Canada Reads’ TV show on March 29, only one of the competition’s titles and its celebrity advocate will still be standing.
‘A four-month programming project ended up taking two years,’ as Iguana Books publisher Greg Ioannou says. Once expected to be a new base of operation for Pubslush, his Toronto-based author services crowdfunding company PubLaunch is to open this month.
‘Canadian content? There won’t be any,’ warned Kate Taylor of the ‘Globe and Mail,’ as she moderated a panel on Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act.
There’s more work to be done in recognizing Indigenous authors in Canada, says Cherie Dimaline, a 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award winner.
As the Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2018 Guest of Honor country, Georgia is already seeing more translations of its literature into other languages.
‘Stories remain when the land has been taken,’ says Cherie Dimaline about indigenous narratives of Canada. “We live in the stories.”
Publishers now can apply for $250,000 in grants to promote Canadian literature to Ontario’s teachers, librarians, and school boards.