Are You Working on a Publishing Project for Japanese Charity?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story discusses 2:46 Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake, which is just one of many charity and inspiration books being published to aid Japanese charities. Several publishers have books in the works. Tell us about yours or about another project aimed at benefiting the Japanese people in the wake of the disaster.

Japanese Publishing Post-Earthquake: Inspiration and Survival Books Are Top Priority

In Europe by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Friday, April 15, marked the five week anniversary of the 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that swamped north east Japan, destroying 30 bookstores, damaging several nuclear power plants, and forcing the rest of the country into rolling electrical blackouts. To mark the anniversary, Jim Bonner, director of UK e-book publisher Enhanced Editions, organized a “Read for Japan” …

Dryas Donates Proceeds From Travel Book to Japan Relief

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary In an almost prescient move, German publisher Dryas Verlag has spent the last year donating 50 cents from every sale of the book Schattenläufer und Perlenmädchen – Abenteuer Alltag in Japan to the Japanese chapter of Doctors Without Borders to be used in the event of an earthquake. In light of the tragic events of the past week, publisher …

What Literary Charities Are You Supporting This Holiday Season?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story offers a heartwarming example of how one author turned adversity into an opportunity by donating her going-out-of-print editions to local literary organizations, libraries and others. With the holiday season upon us, I’m curious what literary charities do you support? Me, I’m big fan of Room to Read . . . and the University of …

Does Big Publishing Do Enough to Empower the Disenfranchised?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story profiles the winner of this year UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur Prize, Gavin Weale, who plans to launch a magazine to be run by at-risk young people in South African townships. The idea mirrors an already successful project in London, which has helped some 75 kids stay in school or find jobs, and otherwise indoctrinate …

Gourmand Awards at Paris Cookbook Fair

In Global Trade Talk by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije PARIS (FEBRUARY 11): The first Paris Cookbook Festival kicked off tonight on Paul Bocuse’s birthday. It was sleeting in Paris but the auditorium for the Gourmand Cookbook Awards was packed with invitation-only authors, publishers and people from the trade coming from countries as far as Australia, Cambodia and Argentina. Three women won honors for their lifetime careers …