Deciding to open foreign rights sales as ‘something we needed to do for our authors,’ the Inuit-owned publishing house Inhabit Media has staged its arrival at Frankfurter Buchmesse, on the ramp up to Canada’s stint as Guest of Honor in 2020.
While details and application guidance is still forthcoming, the Canada Council has announced its new, three-year translation funding initiative.
The program gives five editors from Canada a chance to meet with as many as 50 of their counterparts in the French industry, ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Building ‘relationships between English-speaking Canadian publishers and French counterparts,’ the ‘Books in Translation’ fellows will travel to Paris.
Enthusiasm and national pride marked the signing ceremony at which Canada confirmed its participation as the Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2020 Guest of Honor country.