When readers are wooed by ‘global entertainment,’ an independent press like Saraband, home to a Man Booker longlisted novel, can use ‘a little bit more traction.’
‘We will have to strengthen our voice,’ says a panelist from the UK’s Publishers Association on the implications of Brexit for the book industry there.
Not to say that it’s something in the water, it’s often noticed by international observers that the two major publishing markets have different entertainment-genre priorities. The Americans love love. For the Brits, good literature is murder.
Estimated at a value of €250 million, the UAE’s book industry is among the world’s most intriguing emerging stories, a fast-gainer in the lineup of The Markets: Global Publishing Summit in October at Frankfurt.
The Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist comprises the work of three women and three men. Ten-year judge Kurt Heinzelman calls the 2016 group “the best and stylistically most diverse.”
The nine finalists for the 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature include candidates from China, the UK, Canada, Sierra Leone, and more.
Literary translator Anne Milano Appel recounts a copyright battle with a publisher, with attorney Erach Screwvala offering legal commentary on the dispute.
Our March 2015 selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a review of self-published books, includes a memoir from Romanian tennis pro Peter Marmureanu.
Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation was to the TV historical series what The Sopranos was to dramas: the first and best of its kind which has never been equaled.
Writing for the Financial Times, Julian Baggini examined some of the latest research, which he argues, is forcing us to ‘rethink how we respond to the written word.’