The Rev. Canon Michael Hempel tied Paddington Bear’s plight to that of Brexit-era refugees in a memorial service for author Michael Bond, who died in June at age 91.
Alfulk Publishing in Abu Dhabi and Nepko Publishing in Mongolia are each working on new initiatives to increase translation of their books for more readers.
Told that the publishing industry ‘has a responsibility to be a beacon of inclusivity,’ delegates to the UK’s diversity conference look at challenges.
Anne Bergman-Tahon offers the European perspective on Brexit, addressing the UK’s ‘positive approach to licensing’ and the status of EU workers in the UK.
‘We have to be realistic about the European market,’ says the Publishers Association’s Stephen Lotinga. ‘It’s been declining over the last five years.’
With a growing membership, the Emirates Publishers Association was at the Frankfurt Book Fair to spread the work about publishing in the UAE.
During the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Catalan Publishers Association issued a statement rejecting violence and trusting ‘the word’ as a tool to solve conflict.
Iconic literary agent Andrew Wylie spoke at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Markets conference about diversity in publishing, and giving readers what they want.
Speakers at the opening press conference of the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair stressed the importance of book publishing and freedom to publish, as well as the need to focus on tomorrow’s readers.
From bestsellers to controversies, evidence of progress and industry concerns—the issues UK publishers point to will be the stuff of Frankfurt chats this week.