Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have launched a literary agency specialized in mentoring and promoting African middle-grade and teen fiction.
Our rights highlights in this roundup come from France, Greece, Canada, Germany, Catalan Spain, and Japan by way of North Korea.
China’s Thinkingdom Media Group’s Kane Press has bought Boyds Mills Press with Kane’s Leying Jiang to head the company under the name Boyds Mills & Kane.
Credited by some to a growing post-Soviet interest in authoritative information, the Russian book business reportedly sees substantial gains for nonfiction.
The 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award winner in Children’s Literature counsels the publishing industry to stop ‘riding the wave’ of typical entertainment and promote issue-based reality in young people’s books.
The Kalimat Foundation has new initiatives to aid of young Arab readers in refugee camps and those who struggle with reading disabilities.
On the eve of Sharjah’s year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital, the International Publishers Association brass sees the 11-year-old children’s reading fair.
Devised as a highly participatory hub of more than 2,500 events, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival opens in the coming UNESCO World Book Capital.
Named for an avid young reader who died very early, Oscar’s Book Prize recognizes titles for pre-schoolers with an eye to family reading.
The University of Cambridge and the 10 campuses of the University of California enter a major new agreement in open access, as Ontario-based Book Depot acquires the American publisher Kidsbooks.