Report from the UK’s FutureBook Conference: Bringing Great Writers into the Digital, Multimedia Mix

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

By Sophie Rochester LONDON: If there was a key lesson from the first FutureBook conference organized by The Bookseller magazine and held in London for the first time last year, it was “experiment, learn and adapt”. Back again for a second conference, held the past Tuesday, the UK publishing industry appears to be responding well to the challenges of digital …

$50,000 DSC South Asian Lit Prize Shortlist, Festival

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Ed Nawotka The shortlist for the inaugural $50,000 DSC South Asian Literature prize — open to books published in English, or in an English-translation, on South Asian topics — includes: Amit Chaudhuri: The Immortals (Picador India) Musharraf Ali Farooqui: The Story of a Widow (Picador India) Tania James: Atlas Of Unknowns (Pocket Books) Manju Kapur: The Immigrant (Faber & Faber) …

More Congratulations for Mario Vargas Llosa on His Nobel Win

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox In today’s Frankfurt print edition of Publishing Perspectives, we ran a story about Peruvian-born author Mario Vargas Llosa’s Nobel Prize win, featuring quotes from some of his international publishers.  One quote that came in after the issue went to press was from the UK. Faber & Faber Chief Executive Stephen Page said, “We are absolutely thrilled …