Poetry can ‘focus our attention and become a small present (in both senses of the word) in the middle of change,’ says one of the 12 poets selected for the UK’s BBC Local Radio participation in Forward Arts’ National Poetry Day 2018.
Publishing’s traditional position as society’s main storytelling industry may be in jeopardy. At a Byte the Book session during London Book Fair, speakers discussed how publishers can remain competitive.
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.
What’s promised to be ‘a raft of programming’ encouraging engagement with books is brought together under the umbrella hashtag #LovetoRead by the BBC.
The BBC Get Reading campaign encourages British citizens to make books a bigger part of their lives in 2016.
BBC is selling Lonely Planet, to NC2 Media, a Nashville-based digital media company, for $77.8 million — $120 million less than what BBC bought it for in 2007.