The newly announced 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction longlist of 13 titles honors proven talent as well as a couple of debuts.
Titles in this Rights Roundup come from Finland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Italy, and they include a single entry with 31 rights sales.
Penguin Random House’s site focused on the publisher’s social outreach has a 2020 update on international projects and growth in diversity.
The 10-year Earthshot Prize for climate-crisis response efforts will see its companion book published in September in the United Kingdom.
The Panorama Project’s study includes US consumer engagement with audiobooks in 2020, plus context around reading and other entertainment.
The Association of Publishers in India, with EY-Parthenon, offer a look at the multilingual Indian publishing industry and its challenges.
The European Writers Council and a consortium of agencies working with PEN America blast the Lukashenko regime’s new raids in Belarus.
For the first time, a translator will chair the International Booker Prize jury, with Singapore-born translator Jeremy Tiang aboard, as well.
In revenue, the Italian trade market sees 42-percent growth over the first six months of 2020, per the publishers association.
A new EIBF report reveals how booksellers in Europe responded to the pandemic in 2020 and what changed in the book retail landscape.