The British Book Awards contenders for Book Trade and Book of the Year are announced, with the shortlists consisting of 29 categories.
Frankfurter Buchmesse Applications Open: Fellowships and Grant Program
Three fellowships and a grant program for small publishers are taking submissions now for the 2022 Frankfurter Buchmesse.
France’s Rentrée Littéraire: Books About COVID? Not Interested
‘Publishers tried, but it really didn’t work,’ says one Paris bookseller about the question of pandemic-related books this year.
South Africa: SA Book Awards Announces 2021 Shortlists
The 21st edition of the SA Book Awards has a three-category shortlist of four titles each, bestsellers voted on by the market’s booksellers.
Rights Professionals Eye Spring/Summer 2021 Buzz Books from the US
The promotional Buzz Books Editors’ Panel for spring and summer offers insights into titles planned for release by American publishers.
Spain’s New Year’s Publishing Insights ‘During the Exponential Era’
Madrid’s Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation looks at both the ‘mystic’ artistic strengths and business realities of the contemporary industry.
Italy’s Pandemic Year ‘Why I Read’ Campaign Soars
The AIE’s fifth annual #IoLeggoPerché book donation program for schools and libraries has surprised organizers with 300,000 books.
Translation Rights: Italy Has 238 Books Going into 40 Languages
Having ramped up its rights trade for five years, the Italian market now looks to a new translation fund to support its overseas sales.
Italy’s ‘Why I Read’ Campaign Flies Again
Italy’s annual book-donation program for school libraries is back this year, despite the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.
Industry Notes: Italian Bookstores Stay Open, Guadalajara Named World Book Capital
Italy’s bookstores are allowed to operate amid COVID-19 restrictions, and Guadalajara becomes UNESCO’s World Book Capital for 2022.