PowerHouse Arena founder Susanne König is the first winner of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s US Booksellers Prize for her work highlighting books in translation.
‘Traditional as well as language-focused and risk-taking narratives’ are on the longlist for this year’s German Book Prize, says jury chair Katja Gasser.
‘What we are producing is to be relied upon in this world of fake news.’ This, says Orion’s Katie Espiner, is global book publishing’s message today.
‘Women need to almost un-condition themselves,’ says Emerald’s Vicky Williams, who joins The Markets’ panel at Frankfurt Book Fair on women in publishing.
To ‘explore new uncharted waters,’ China South Publishing takes a stake in Frankfurt Book Fair’s global rights and license trading platform, IPR License.
From 45 honorees, five shortlisted contenders will be revealed on September 4, a PW Star Watch ‘Superstar’ to be named on September 6 in New York City.
Tested by years of economic struggles, Malaysian publisher Arief Hakim watches for signs of benefit in change. It’s been ‘a perfect storm,’ he says.
“For women not to be a stronger part of fields like education and publishing is ridiculous,” says publisher and CEO Arpita Das in India.
From France and India: two female executives, two contrasting perspectives, in interviews on the challenges of women in executive roles in publishing.
Fayard CEO Sophie de Closets says the problem is less about women reaching executive roles than about finding ‘men who want to work in publishing.’