The pandemic ‘year of the backlist’ appears to be still in force in China, the fiction and children’s charts gliding especially slowly.
The works featured in this installment in our Rights Roundup series include the tale of a famous pearl and ‘Magic Candies’ from Korea.
The children’s book sector of the Chinese market’s bestseller lists is led by the German financial coach Bodo Schäfer.
The Branford Boase Award based in Bishopstoke, UK spotlights debut children’s books for young readers aged 7 and older.
Following readings for the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Royal Shakespeare actors will be seen in the International Booker ceremony.
Today’s Rights Roundup, coinciding with World Book Day, includes titles from Germany, Finland, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Translator Larissa Kyzer’s curation of Icelandic writings from the past five years describes ‘a harbor both outward- and inward-looking.’
Of the six authors shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize, four are published in English for the first time.
In its fourth year, the 2021 Aspen Words Prize goes to Louise Erdrich for her fiction on the Native American struggle for self-determination.
Strong book sales continue in Q1 of 2021, with print sales up 29 percent in the US. And in 2020, ebook sales increased by 17 percent.