Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of Web buzz for authors takes on the fate of the ISBN, the idea of the author platform, the prospects for used ebooks, and more.
A pocket edition FLIP Paraty will be held in the UK this October, Machado magazine #2 is out now, and Brazil’s Bologna catalog available for download.
Publishing is not about digital or physical, says Erich Huang, New Business Director at Penguin Children’s UK: it’s all about brand and nontraditional creators.
Jos Carlyle of Persian Cat Press on the need for publishers to support writers as they learn to tell stories across an array of reading platforms.
FamLoop app, developed by Hong Kong’s MotherApp, turns digital reading into a family bonding experience.
Sharjah’s Children’s Festival drew together Arabic and foreign publishers for cultural exchanges; now annual, it aims to become the Bologna of the Middle East.
Night & Day Studios: licensing, partnerships, and independent projects on the way to developing the best possible children’s app.
Surveying Malaysia’s booming book market finds award-winning multicultural publishers, growing readership, a hot rights scene, and innovative digital projects.
Maria Teresa Andruetto, winner of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award. discusses her life, her amazing career, and why she distrusts the impact of digital.
The the first annual Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award was given to Dans Mon Reve (In My Dreams) by e-Toiles Editions. Tell us: who is going to win next year?