Markets often overlooked by Western publishers — like the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Saudia Arabia, Romania — are proving powerhouses for Wattpad says CEO Allen Lau.
Add Ottawa-based Accel.io to the growing list of new digital publishing platforms making a play for that as-yet-published how-to guidebook on your desktop.
Wattpad offers a look at the past, present and future of fan fiction, from Jane Austen fanfic in the 1850s to new formats like celebrity characters and crossover stories.
Lebanese-Canadian author Rawi Hage, a featured speaker at this year’s Abu Dhabi Book Fair, discusses his long, transcontinental path to becoming a novelist.
Yann Martel and Alice Munro are working with Canopy, an environmental charity, to highlight forest-saving Second Harvest paper made from straw rather than trees.
Canadian bookshop The Monkey’s Paw has unveiled the Biblio-Mat, a random book dispenser built by Craig Small as an artful alternative to sidewalk discount bins.
Women-only literary prizes have been created in both Canada and Australia to help balance the attention given to work by male authors vs. female authors.
Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman will cowrite a serialized new zombie novel for e-publisher Wattpad. The first three chapters are already available.
From Jaipur to Melbourne to Edinburgh, Word Alliance aims to help top international book festivals lobby for government funding and to spread best practices.
New book discovery site iDreambooks.com promises to collate reviews from reputable sources, thus helping readers make the better book buying decisions.