Reiterating its emphasis on voices underrepresented in many parts of the publishing industry, the Amazon Literary Partnership reaches its 10th year.
Last July, ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ began tracking the Amazon ranking of books by its celebrity guests before and after they appeared on the TV show. The impact was surprising.
By making spoken story-option choices, young listeners navigate titles from Capstone’s ‘You Choose’ series on Alexa-enabled devices.
The new Authors Guild survey, larger than in the past and with input from other writing organizations, brings into question how authors are compensated and how the issue is assessed.
Now nearing its 10th year, the Amazon Literary Partnership has granted more than US$10 million to writer support organizations in the United States.
Raising concerns about damage to a ‘fragile ecosystem,’ authors shortlisted for Québec’s Prix littéraire des collégiens objected to the announcement that Amazon had become the prize’s main sponsor.
The 14-month wait is ending with an announcement expected today that Amazon’s HQ2 second hub will be divided between New York City and Northern Virginia.
Amazon releases a series of seven short fiction works on climate change called ‘Warmer’ to tap into the growing body of cli-fi books on the market.
The key to what makes a book work in translation may be its ability to stand on its own with a reader–despite leaps of language, culture, history, musicality, rhythm and even foods that trademark the work of Indonesia’s Laksmi Pamuntjak.
With ‘many more tie-ups and collaborations between English and Indian-language publishers,’ Taylor & Francis’ Nitasha Devasar reports that India’s book market today is in fast, positive evolution.