UK Lit Festivals Defy “The Death of the Print Book” Phenomenon

In Europe by Guest Contributor

Ticket sales to UK literary festivals are on the rise, and more niche books and authors get time in the spotlight. By Alex Hippisley-Cox The literary festival scene in the UK is booming. It seems hardly a week goes by without some kind of literary programme being staged and the public’s thirst for these types of gatherings seems to grow with …

UNESCO Focus 2011: South Africa Pubs Still Begrudge E-books; In US, Digital Caters to the Public Interest

In Digital by Guest Contributor

Interviews with Brian Wafawarowa, Executive Director of Publishers’ Association of South Africa, and Peter Brantley, director of the Bookserver Project at the Internet Archive in the USA By Nicholas Gary, editor of ActuaLitté On the occasion of UNESCO’s World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries, being held in Monza, Italy this week, Nicholas Gary of ActuaLitté interviewed participants about the most …