Ten years in operation, the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature is among the world’s highest paying prizes in the field, just as Canada’s Cundill Prize is in history awards.
After gathering new funding, Wattpad announces expanded efforts in development of film and digital content in Southeast Asian markets. Dexter Ong of 21st Century Fox Asia is tapped to lead from Hong Kong.
This year, Frankfurter Buchmesse offers a Wild Card free stand to both a German and an international exhibitor. And the PW Star Watch program opens to young talent in publishing in Canada, as well as in the United States.
The decision of which of five contemporary titles wins the ‘Canada Reads’ competition coincides with an announcement that the United States’ PBS network will stage an ambitious eight-part ‘best-loved’ book show of its own.
Getting ‘aesthetically pleasing and accessible content’ out of what the judges gave her as a mashup of sci-fi and Lewis Carroll, Katy Mastrocola beats the competition.
The CBC Books production ‘Canada Reads’ 2018 airs next week, hosted by Ali Hassan. Available on radio, the Internet, and television, the program could be a model for many world markets looking to reach readers through media channels.
BookNet Canada’s 2017 report on the country’s English-language market shows fiction unit sales dipping by 8 percent—and Rupi Kaur’s work powering a 79-percent increase in poetry sales.
As the spring trade-show season heats up, Leipzig announces a second year of the Future! Publish Young Talent Days and a Vancouver-based independent publisher is sending a big contingent to London Book Fair in April.
Kids Can Press author Paulette Bourgeois and illustrator Josée Bisaillon have created a book for General Mills Canada’s third annual educational campaign for ecological support. And bees may be among the beneficiaries.
‘We have no choice but to interpret this suit as the intimidating action that it is,’ says the leadership of the Association of Canadian Publishers in a statement on the lawsuit by almost 100 school boards and education ministries.