The Jaipur Bookmark professional publishing program this year had Norway as its Country Partner and a visit from the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Juergen Boos.
Under the aegis of Ashleigh Gardner, Wattpad Studios’ deputy general manager for publishing, the reading and writing platform at last has announced the development of its own publishing wing, Wattpad Books.
The Publishers Association’s second annual diversity survey found that racial and ethnic criteria were where progress is slowest in the UK industry.
Now nearing its 10th year, the Amazon Literary Partnership has granted more than US$10 million to writer support organizations in the United States.
Vowing to ‘bear witness and support appropriate action,’ the four key trade associations in the UK publishing industry commit to combating misconduct.
At the third ‘Building Inclusivity’ conference, speakers discussed how publishers can better reflect the UK’s diverse population and why it’s important.
The new Women Poets’ Prize from the UK’s Rebecca Swift Foundation teams its three winners with both poetry mentors and life-skill coaches as part of a support program for its writers.
Remaining ‘committed to keeping this important topic on the publishing agenda,’ the trade show and publishers’ organization will stage a third inclusivity conference on November 27.
Called by the program’s jurors ‘sophisticated poets who have found their voices,’ nine writers are in contention for the first biennial Women Poets’ Prize from the UK’s Rebecca Swift Foundation.
At an event organized by Byte the Book and the Frankfurt Book Fair, publishers looked at how social pressures influence publishing.