Looking for Digital Inspiration? Take a Look at the Digital Innovation Award Winners

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The Bookseller FutureBook announced the winners of its inaugural Digital Innovation Awards yesterday in London. The awards were launched in December 2010 at the FutureBook Conference with the goal to “highlight and celebrate professionals across the trade who are doing the real work to facilitate digital innovation.” And fitting with the speed of digital innovation in the …

India’s First Comic Con Draws 15,000, Homegrown Heroes Are a Hit

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

Editorial by Andrew Dodd, editorial director, Campfire DELHI: It has never happened before, but it’s sure to happen again. Last weekend, fifteen thousand comic book fans gathered together in Delhi for India’s first ever Comic Con. Comic Con India proves there is untapped potential for comics and graphic novels in the region. The two-day convention was a phenomenal success, far …

Hachette Dominates UK’s Bookseller Industry Awards

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Last night in London the first annual Bookseller Industry Awards (which  combines the Bookseller’s own trade awards with the old Nibbies) were given. Hachette, still reaping rewards for publishing Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, took home three prizes and saw its Little, Brown imprint take home “Publisher of the Year.” Foyle’s won “General or Trade Bookseller of the …

Books to Film/TV Have Their Night at The Golden Globes

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Last night, the 67th Annual Golden Globes brought a few awards for films and roles based on books.  Meryl Streep won Best Actress in a Comedy for her role as Julia Child in “Julie and Julia,” based on Julie Powell’s memoir of the same name.  Mo’Nique won for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Precious: …

Longlist for the Best Translated Book Award

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In the United States, Open Letter Books and Three Percent have announced the 25-strong fiction longlist of fiction titles for their second annual “Best Translated Book Award.” As prize organizer Chad Post notes: “There are some classic authors (Robert Walser, Robert Bolano), some relative unknowns (Wolf Haas, Ferenc Barnas, Cao Naiqian), and a nice geographical mix (including …

Childhood Hero is National Ambassador to Young People’s Literature

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Today, two-time National Book Award and Newbery Medal winner, Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, succeeded Jon Scieszka as the United States Library of Congress’ National Ambassador to Young People’s Literature.  The role was created to help raise awareness about literature in terms of education and lifelong literacy.  Paterson’s platform …

Global Trade Talk: Bookseller Retail Awards; Hachette’s POD Facility; Aussie Book Imports

In Global Trade Talk, News by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson At The Bookseller Retail Awards last night, almost all of the major retailers nominated for an award walked away with one. At the start of the ceremony, Bookseller editor-in-chief Niell Denny’s announced that the Retail Awards would merge with the British Bookseller Awards in 2010. A highlight among the presenters was Peter Usborne, who presented the award …

Bonus Material: More Online Money Drives Ad Innovation

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Chris Artis The money that’s being poured into online advertising has brought new innovations to the field of online advertising — everything from publishers launching full-fledged web and video sites, such as Penguin’s The Publisher’s Office, to publishers putting out iPhone apps for individual books, such as the app for Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform, which publisher …

In Paris and Frankfurt, Cookbooks Get “Fair” Treatment

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka BEIJING: “I’ve been going to the Frankfurt Book Fair since 1995 and the number of cookbooks on offer at the show has quadrupled since that time,” says Edouard Cointreau, chairman and founder of Gourmand International, speaking from Beijing, where he’s busy filming a cooking series for the Chinese Food Network. “In the US alone, cookbook sales have …

Bonus Material: USA’s Thomas Wins £100,000 Dublin IMPAC Prize

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

DUBLIN: Michael Thomas’ 2007 novel Man Gone Down won this years £100,000 Dublin IMPAC Literary award, reputed to be the richest single prize offered for fiction in the world. The book is more than appropriate for these tyring times, as it tells the story of a down-on-his-luck man with just four days to raise enough money to keep his family …