In its general assembly seated at Frankfurt, the 65-nation, 76-organization International Publishers Association has affirmed Mexico’s Hugo Setzer and the UAE’s Bodour Al Qasimi to the new leadership cycle beginning January 1.
There’s special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018 National Book Awards in America announce finalists.
Continuing the discussion of femal writers in Frankfurt, a standout panel of women from the Asia Pacific region discussed gender and social perceptions of women.
Hugo Setzer’s Manual Moderno publishes some 40 new titles per year and has an active catalogue of around 400 books in Mexico, a market in which, he says, censorship “is coming very close.”
THE ARTS+ at Frankfurter Buchmesse looks at the ‘cultural heritage of tomorrow,’ introducing a new creative AI forum, and stating three ‘micro-conferences.’
A collaboration of MIT Press and MIT Media Lab is behind the PubPub development for Arizona State University’s ‘Frankenbook.’ A discussion is coming to Beyond the Book.
As the spring trade-show season heats up, Leipzig announces a second year of the FuturePublish Young Talent Days and a Vancouver-based independent publisher is sending a big contingent to London Book Fair in April.
In an interview Hachette CEO Arnaud Nourry describes ebooks as ‘exactly the same as print, but electronic.’ The bigger question is whether that’s what consumers want.
‘The Power of Reading’ is the message to Taiwan’s consumer base at this year’s Taipei International Book Exhibition, while Frankfurter Buchmesse’s professional program there examines changes in business, markets, and sales.
At the start of the 2018 CES week, California-based Quantum Storey Company exhibits its first AR and VR enhanced title in the ‘Operation You’ series of children’s books.