Wanting to see more African characters in children’s books—both in Africa and internationally—publishers Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have formed a new partnership.
Working to build a global, supportive community of women in publishing, the first PublisHer’s dinner brought together some 30 women making a difference in the book business.
Five years after Finland was Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honor, FILI has a series of events planned this year to keep up the momentum and ‘build a structure for the future.’
The second Children’s Books Salon in New York City brought together 26 international and nearly 70 American children’s book publishers for meetings and discussions.
Following the release of German book market data from 2018, the country’s publishers turn their attention to issues facing their industry in 2019.
In fiction, thriller writer Sebastian Fitzek tops the list of Germany’s bestselling books in 2018. In nonfiction, the top-selling title is Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming.’
Raising concerns about damage to a ‘fragile ecosystem,’ authors shortlisted for Québec’s Prix littéraire des collégiens objected to the announcement that Amazon had become the prize’s main sponsor.
Several initiatives and issues in Canada’s book industry are bringing francophone and anglophone publishers together to support their authors and celebrate their culture.
As China’s children’s book market matures, publishers are look at ways to develop more local talent while maintaining a balance with foreign titles.
In many stand-out events at the Frankfurt Book Fair, one of the biggest topics is just how much women’s leadership has begun to surface this year.