Italian publishers warn that opening some bookstores must be backed up by financial aid, as Brazilian Publishers increased international outreach with an app and online rights effort.
New York’s 2020 BookExpo and BookCon: Canceled
Book Expo–and its associated consumer-facing BookCon–had been moved from May to July, but six primary exhibitors had withdrawn.
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Sets Winners’ Digital Ceremony for Thursday
The 14th Sheikh Zayed Book Award will stream a live digital event from Abu Dhabi on April 16 in honor of its 2020 winners.
In Tbilisi, Georgia Plans World Book and Copyright Day Online
On April 23, the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association expects to stream a busy World Book and Copyright Day program online.
Coronavirus: France’s Scientific Publishers Mobilize; Canada’s Access Copyright Funds Authors
French publishers working in the scientific and scholarly journal sector are responding to ministry calls for open content, as Canada’s copyright agency makes another donation to authors losing income in the pandemic.
US Senate IP Chief Questions Internet Archive’s ‘National Emergency Library’
Capping cries of foul from publishing players, the Internet Archive gets a letter from Thom Tillis, the Senate’s intellectual property chair: No user ‘ can unilaterally create an emergency copyright act.’
Coronavirus Worklife: Spanish Author Javier Castillo Meets 60,000 Fans Online During COVID-19 Lockdown
The Snow Girl by bestselling author Javier Castillo came out two days before Spain’s coronavirus lockdown. So his publisher Suma took his 30-city book tour online—where thousands of fans were waiting.
Spain’s PRH Grupo Editorial Runs a D2C Promotion To Support Spain’s Bookstores
While some skepticism has greeted Penguin Random House’s discount-and-coupon offers on print copies, others see a useful exercise in D2C sales.
Coronavirus Updates: German-Language US Neue Literatur Fest Canceled
The translations commissioned as part of this year’s Festival Neue Literatur are available, even as the 2020 iteration of the event is canceled.
The UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award Names 2020 Winners
Writers from Tunisia, Palestine, Iraq, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States are among those honored today by the world’s most lucrative awards program for Arabic literature.