Germany’s Bookwire buys Bok2 for added print-on-demand capacity, while Ingram sells edtech company VitalSource 15 years after acquiring it.
Keiichiro Hirano Leads Amazon Publishing’s World Book Day Titles
To celebrate World Book Day, Amazon Publishing is offering ‘At the End of the Matinee’ by Keiichiro Hirano and other translations for free download through April 24.
The ‘GLLI’ Translated YA Book Prize Announces 2021 Brazilian Co-Winners
The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative names two winners for 2021, both translated from Brazilian Portuguese by Larissa Helena.
Germany-Based Bookwire in 2020: Titles Up 11 Percent Over 2019
The digital distributor reports a rise in audiobook titles of 123 percent in 2020 over the previous year. Print-on-demand advanced 18 percent.
Exclusive: A New Year Opens With Bodour Al Qasimi’s IPA Presidency
This week, Bodour Al Qasimi begins her term as the second woman president of the International Publishers Association in more than 50 years.
IPA Elects Bodour, Pansa: First Female Leadership Team
A first in its 124 years, the IPA votes women executives into both roles, the UAE’s Bodour president, Brazil’s Karine Pansa vice-president.
Words Without Borders’ 2020 Gala: Translation and Generosity
More than 250 donor-attendees logged in to the digital edition of the Words Without Borders Gala in support of literature in translation.
Frankfurt Report: Italian Book Market Narrows Its Losses
The Italian Publishers Association’s Ricardo Franco Levi and his staff in Milan report on progress in one of Europe’s hardest hit markets.
‘Brazilian Publishers’ Brings Creativity and Content to Frankfurt
Book export organization Brazilian Publishers has a full lineup of online events during the Frankfurter Buchmesse week, as well as a catalogue of titles with rights available. (Sponsored)
SDG Book Club for Young Readers: A Portuguese-Language Expansion
Two years into its work, the book program for children devised by the United Nations and IPA gets a lusophone wing.