Focusing on what it describes as Trump’s assaults on the news media and violations of the First Amendment, PEN America has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump.
The Frankfurt Book Fair releases attendance numbers, and PP looks back at the week’s discussions of international book trends and political issues.
‘The abridgement of the rights of a single individual is a breach against each and every one of us,’ the Library of Alexandria’s Ismail Serageldin, for Frankfurt’s #OnTheSamePage campaign.
Hugo Setzer’s Manual Moderno publishes some 40 new titles per year and has an active catalogue of around 400 books in Mexico, a market in which, he says, censorship “is coming very close.”
Two events, one this week at Sweden’s Göteborg Book Fair and the other at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Weltempfang Salon in October, spotlight challenges to the freedom to publish.
Taking direction from its board members, the AAP has reset its focus on copyright and advocacy for the value of book publishing in modern society.
Turkish book publisher Ragip Zarakolu is the subject of an Interpol red notice. The IPA condemns this tactic as harassment by the Turkish government.
Praised for his handling of Trump’s attempt to ‘intimidate a publisher’, Macmillan CEO John Sargent will speak at the Frankfurter Buchmesse this year.
The rapid political news cycle and a big list of Trump-themed political books hitting the market make publishers’ release dates even more important.
In an echo of the efforts the Trump White House made in January to block Macmillan’s ‘Fire and Fury,’ Simon & Schuster’s counsel has rebuffed a Trump campaign attempt to stop ‘Unhinged,’ calling the Trump effort ‘hollow legal threats.’