The Federation of European Publishers is backing efforts to see the cultural sector included in EU Special Council meetings, while Bonnier donates to open a ‘Reading Fund’ in Germany.
Four German publishing houses—Aufbau, C.H. Beck, Klett-Cotta, and Suhrkamp—announce they will attend the physical Frankfurter Buchmesse with a joint stand.
Industry Notes: The bestseller by Donald Trump’s niece is going into its 14th printing. And Penguin Random House India inks deals with US, UK independents.
With the 2020 Prix Voltaire winner losing a key author under safety concerns, the International Publishers Association appeals to Hanoi for restraint.
Lisa Lucas will become SVP and publisher of Knopf imprints Pantheon and Schocken after the 2020 National Book Awards digital prize ceremony in November.
Because the pandemic makes travel uncertain, Frankfurter Buchmesse names only a German Wildcard winner this year: Munich’s &Töchter Verlag.
The 27th edition of the Beijing International Book Fair is moving to a digital format that organizers say will stay up and running until next year’s fair.
Spain’s Liber20 book fair announces a blended physical and digital program for October, shortly before Frankfurter Buchmesse expects to do the same.
The 2021 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai is planning ‘a mix of live physical events, probably staged outdoors, and online streaming.’
In looking at the May StatShot report just released by the AAP, not only is there a 12.1-percent drop in sales year-over-year but also drop-offs in returns.