Chez l’Éditeur has become a profitable and popular coffee shop for book publisher Québec Amérique, and Caroline Fortin says the café contributes more than money to her business.
‘My colleagues and I are suffering real-time damage triggered by this act.’ Glenn Rollans and Kate Edwards of the Association of Canadian Publishers, along with John Degen of the Writers’ Union, testify in hearings on the Copyright Modernization Act.
The text of acclaimed Illustrator of the Year Axel Scheffler’s comments at the British Book Awards this week makes Brexit more personal for many, as an intensely valued and celebrated publishing artist tells London: ‘It hurts and makes me angry every day.’
The third year of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers’ Tehran Book Fair Uncensored program includes an anthology of writings censored in Iran but not yet published outside the country.
The ‘Nibbies,’ as they’re known, combined their usual glamour with political commentary about Brexit as the industry’s best-performing people and books were honored at the British Book Awards.
‘Knowing the current trends for all the different countries’ is among challenges tackled by the foreign rights experts who are shortlisted for tonight’s British Book Awards. Their Nibbie is called the Rights Professional of the Year.
At the first IPA seminar in Nigeria on regional issues in African publishing, attendees are assured, ‘In a globalized world, almost none of our challenges exists in isolation.’
In some of the most pointed commentary yet on the crisis created by the 2012 Copyright Modernization Act, the International Publishers Association testifies that Canada is ‘internationally an outlier’ for failing to protect intellectual property.
‘The translator is often the one who “discovers” the writers and seeks an audience for them,’ says Isabel Fargo Cole, winner of the Goethe-Institut’s Wolff Translator’s Prize for ‘Old Rendering Plant.’
Lebanese publisher Rania Zaghir designed an immersive play space for children, Sea of Tales, at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair based on Arabic classics including ‘The Thousand and One Nights.’