The 2016 KIM-Studie shows German children aged 6 to 13 utilizing media mostly in mobile channels, with gaming figuring prominently, reading less so.
At Paris’ book fair, France invites the UAE to be 2018’s Livre Paris Guest of Honor. And Penguin Random House’s Markus Dohle cites diversity’s importance.
The Dylan Thomas Prize is unusual for its flexibility. The shortlist includes a book of poetry, two books of short stories, plus novels—two of them debuts.
In Lithuania, writes Inga Janiulytė for DW, ‘reading remains a popular activity—whether in spite of, or because of, social media.’ And many read English.
Brisk springtime rights trading is reported from Scandinavia, with nonfiction hits as well as fiction highlighted in Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway.
As Brazil’s publishers look to boost their rights business, the Bienal do Livro in Rio prepares to host its Agents & Business Center for a second time.
Building ‘relationships between English-speaking Canadian publishers and French counterparts,’ the ‘Books in Translation’ fellows will travel to Paris.
In the USA, BookExpo includes audiobook events. In Canada, ebook design is stressed in a competition. And in the UK, a bookseller features a self-published novel.
Organizers of France’s Guest of Honor appearance at the Frankfurt Book Fair release a list of participating authors, as well as program and thematic highlights.
In a publishing exchange agreement, the UAE’s Kalimat Group begins a French-and-Arabic partnership with France’s éditions Gallimard.