The movement to hold Tuesday rights meetings on the Frankfurt Book Fair fairgrounds gains traction as fewer literary agents flock to the ‘Hof’ hotels.
‘When you are from semi-democracies you don’t have the luxury of being apolitical.’ A panel in London addresses publishing in a postcolonial era: London and New York are hardly the only hubs today.
‘Translators play an essential role in raising awareness of writers’ plight’ in many cases of peril, as was discussed in an #LBF16 Insights Seminar session.
‘We are a little isolationist,’ Ivars Ījabs says to fellow from the Baltics in a session of constructive candor on ‘the paradox of the open culture’ at London Book Fair.
Tuesday, April 12, at #LBF16 in Olympia London’s National Hall Gallery: “Women in Comics: Is the Graphic Novel Industry Failing To Recognise Female Creators?”
London Book Fair-bound publishers and agents from several regions of the world share their latest rights deals and highlights from their spring lists.
‘The time was ripe to create a professional organization that unites French and Francophone literary agents.’ And so, the Alliance ALF is formed in Paris.
While some see France as the great holdout of Europe digital books and e-reading, some publishers say adoption is moving more quickly now.
The Casablanca Book Fair hosted its first rights hub, which brought together passionate publishers and agents for discussions of Arabic, African and francophone literature.
France’s great comics event, the Festival International de la Bande Desinée at Angoulême, faces serious criticism for being dominated by men.