‘My colleagues and I are suffering real-time damage triggered by this act.’ Glenn Rollans and Kate Edwards of the Association of Canadian Publishers, along with John Degen of the Writers’ Union, testify in hearings on the Copyright Modernization Act.
The global chief of Penguin Random House names Kristin Cochrane to the role of CEO in Canada. And in Sweden, the national universities’ and research consortium says it can’t get the open-access arrangements it needs from Elsevier.
This year’s Gutekunst Prize from the Goethe-Institut NY goes to translator Nick Andrews. And in Canada, the French Embassy has announced two translation initiatives, both with July 20 deadlines.
In some of the most pointed commentary yet on the crisis created by the 2012 Copyright Modernization Act, the International Publishers Association testifies that Canada is ‘internationally an outlier’ for failing to protect intellectual property.
The Ucross Foundation, best known for its 20,000-acre artists’ retreat ranch in Wyoming, honors Proulx. And Wattpad expands another its screen presence with a new film option from Sony Pictures Television.
The first US and Canadian producers of merchandise licensed by the estate of Roald Dahl—the Roald Dahl Story Company—have been named, and Quentin Blake’s imagery remains the foundation of the products to come.
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.