The US chapter of PEN International weighs in with a report on the Erdoğan regime’s repression of writers and freedom of expression.
NPD Books: US Sales of Social Justice and Race Books Soar in 2021
In the first five months of 2021, books on race and social justice sold 700,000 more units than in the same part of 2020.
Richard Charkin: The International Publishers Association’s 125 Years
‘As we become ever more interdependent,’ Richard Charkin writes, the IPA is uniquely positioned to ‘protect, support, and nurture’ publishing.
AAP’s Annual Meeting: Publishing as ‘Essential,’ and What’s Next
‘Publishing drives political accountability,’ the Association of American Publishers’ Maria A. Pallante says in her address.
Nonfiction: US Politics Opens a New Year of Publishing Controversy
The controversial book of a right-wing senator–cancelled by Simon & Schuster–is now to be published by a conservative press S&S distributes.
Authors in 22 Nations Issue Statement for Colleagues: #FreeWordsBelarus
More than 120,000 writers in 33 unions and associations are represented in a new statement of support for Belarusian writers.
At Frankfurter Buchmesse: A Unique Year in Publishing and Copyright
The year, says Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy, has been punctuated by adjustments to support the pandemic’s impact on education.
Vietnamese Publishing House Co-Founder Arrested Ahead of Frankfurt Appearance
The IPA Prix Voltaire-winning author and former spokesperson is reported to have been arrested in Ho Chi Minh City.
International Publishers Association and Frankfurt Partner on Trend-Driven Events at Book Fair
The International Publishers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse are planning a series of events for the fair’s professional program to address global challenges and opportunities.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair Is on the Ether With Moscow
Still planning to mount a first children’s book fair in Moscow next year, BolognaFiere is ‘in’ Moscow this week but primarily digitally.