Reiterating its emphasis on voices underrepresented in many parts of the publishing industry, the Amazon Literary Partnership reaches its 10th year.
Canadian reading platform Wattpad expands its footprint in the Philippines: it’s launching a new YA and romance imprint, Bliss Books, with Anvil Publishing.
Those restful beach lean-tos at London Book Fair were reminders that in April, the United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah becomes UNESCO’s World Book Capital.
The Jaipur Bookmark professional publishing program this year had Norway as its Country Partner and a visit from the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Juergen Boos.
Now nearing its 10th year, the Amazon Literary Partnership has granted more than US$10 million to writer support organizations in the United States.
At the debut edition of Frankfurt’s Audiobook Conference, experts from several markets presented data and trends on this growing segment of publishing.
Ahead of his Frankfurt keynote, HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne talks about meeting reader demands, expanding in Ireland, and finding revenue opportunities.
‘To get as much exposure as possible across borders and cultures,’ say experts, discoverability of titles written in India’s many languages requires a database, sorely needed.
From Brazil, China, India, and the UAE, five children’s book publishers spoke the growing urgency to build young readership as competitive digital enticements grow more seductive.
Amid strong programming on the freedom to publish and copyright concerns, the 32nd IPA congress in India mirrored world industry shortcomings in diversity challenges—and will go to Norway in 2020.