Bologna’s influential Best Children’s Publishers of the Year program has its deadline for submissions this year at the end of the month.
Highlighting gains made by the ‘human sciences’ amid social unrest in France, booksellers also cite a strong showing in comics.
Tom Fickling finds himself the publisher of one of the UK’s most successul authors and a partner of the world’s largest trade book publisher.
The chief of St. Petersburg’s comics and graphic novels publisher Bumknigo says it’s unlikely the sector will find the traction it has in France or the US.
‘The Sandman’ is being made into a live-action series by Warner Bros. Television, and HarperCollins Germany gets its second chief in under two years.
The Foire du Livre de Bruxelles hosted its ‘Talented Indies’ program that brought together francophone independent publishers from many countries.
Coinciding with the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Words Without Borders’ latest issues explores graphic novels and nonfiction in translation.
‘Why can we come up with fantasy stories that are like dragons and mythical creatures,’ asks Swedish manga artist Natalia Batista, ‘but we can’t come up with a story with women as the ruling gender?’ She answers her own question with ‘Sword Princess Amaltea.’
China’s Guest of Honor program at the Bologna Book Fair included an exhibition of Chinese comic books, their evolution, and newly released titles.
China’s bestseller lists for January 2018 revisited old favorites and new graphic fiction: the Year of the Dog includes a popular ‘Cat Emperor.’