With commentary from translator Clémentine Beauvais, the French Youth Literature Conference looks at ‘the role of children’s literature.’
As contemporary classics return to the Top 30, China’s bestsellers in August have included a new challenge from relationship-driven fiction.
The surge in book bannings has affected at least 1,207 authors, 268 illustrators, and 14 translators, per PEN America’s new report.
Year-to-date, the United States’ industry’s trade revenues were down 1.8 percent, at US$4.8 billion for the first seven months of the year.
Titles in this Frankfurt-bound Rights Roundup include work originally published in New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea, the United States, France, and Norway.
The books on the Young People’s Literature longlist are the first cohort of five categories named this week by the US National Book Awards.
The Polari Prize program for UK and Irish books relative to LGBTQ themes is to announce its shortlists in September, winners in November.
The year’s first half showed US book sales up, but June revenue was down 0.9%, at $4.1 billion; children’s and YA were down 6.3%.
Our Rights Roundup features rights-trading news from Taiwan, Italy, the Czech Republic, Canada, Croatia, and Norway.
Ken Cleary, Scholastic’s CFO, will become president of international, succeeding Beth Polcari, who now leads educational solutions.