Philippa Levine chairs the 2023 Cundill History Prize jury, and the prize’s shortlist is expected in late September.
Booknet Canada: Comics and Graphic Novels Gained Popularity in 2022
In English-language Canadian publishing, Booknet reports a major jump of interest expressed by respondents in graphic narratives. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson The Annual ‘Canadian Leisure & Reading Study’ he Canadian market in 2022, according to a 1.290-person study of English-speaking adults, showed new signs of interest in comics and other graphic narrative forms. BookNet Canada is a standards …
At Canada’s Wattpad, Publishing Chief Ashleigh Gardner Steps Down
Ashleigh Gardner’s departure after a decade at Wattpad underlines the trajectory of the platform’s evolution since 2013.
In England: The Women’s Prize for Fiction Names Its 2023 Shortlist
The Women’s Prize 2023 shortlisted books are called by the jury ‘ambitious, diverse, thoughtful, hard-hitting and emotionally engaging.’
In Canada: Kids Can Press’ Lisa Lyons Johnston To Depart
The longtime chief of Kids Can Press in Toronto, Lisa Lyons Johnston, is being replaced by a team of three in a Corus Entertainment shakeup.
Audiobooks: Germany’s Bookwire Partners with Podium
The California-based book publisher Podium partners with Bookwire for digital book distribution and production.
International Women’s Day: The Women’s Prize for Fiction Names a 2023 Longlist
On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Prize for Fiction in England names 16 novels to its £30,000 longlist.
More Prizes: The Best Children’s Publishers of the Year at Bologna
At the 60th Bologna trade fair, the closely watched Best Children’s Publishers of the Year awards are named in six world regions.
Rights Roundup: Seeds of Peace
Our translation rights deals today are for fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books from Iceland, Sweden, Canada, the US, and England.
England’s Women’s Prize Adds a Nonfiction Award
Twenty-eight years after being established, the Women’s Prize for Fiction is to get a nonfiction sister award in the United Kingdom.