The 69-nation International Publishers Association joins the #LearningNeverStops coalition led by UNESCO to respond to the education crisis.
Essays from 25 authors on the pandemic are collected by Mauri Spagnol’s Garzanti to benefit Bergamo’s Pope John XXIII Hospital in Bergamo.
The original languages of the novels shortlisted for the International Booker Prize are Spanish, German, Dutch, Farsi, and Japanese.
ProQuest platform users are being given access to the Coronavirus Research Database which aggregates and parses COVID-19 content for fast access by researchers.
On International Children’s Book Day, the new ‘Read the World’ program invites authors to share online readings of their works with children and families during the coronavirus lockdown.
Literary agents at 2 Seas Agency say that, thanks to digital communication, publishers working from home are actively reading submissions and making offers.
In an attempt to maintain its place in international rights for children’s and YA content, Bologna Children’s Book Fair announces an online trading program.
In Germany, a prize never yet awarded is canceled, as ALTA’s program of American translation awards adjusts deadlines, and a UK program for independent writer announces its prizes online.
In the States, S&S is working with Bookshop.org, and in Britain and Ireland, the Books Are My Bag program has Charlie Mackesy’s artwork.
New national restrictions on citizens’ movements require the Kuala Lumpur edition of UNESCO’s World Book Capital program to change its plans.