Winter moves among independent publishers: Nonfiction works are the focus in Europa Compass, and Chicago Review Press buys Oklahoma’s Council Oak Books.
With its ‘wonderfully argumentative’ attitude in play, the small-publisher awards program Republic of Consciousness names its roster of 13 titles. And gripes that it can be only 13.
The annual British Book Awards, with winners to be announced May 13, are widening their recognition of independent publishers and of nonfiction and illustrated work in children’s books.
Put together by three former key players in the UK’s Bonnier Publishing, Blake Freeman Johnson Media is to focus mostly on nonfiction.
As politics and publishing collide this year, the International Alliance of Independent Publishers’ is organizing a WomenList exhibition of 30 titles on feminism and women.
The 20-strong Invitation Program at Frankfurter Buchmesse this year will include Macedonia’s Shkupi, a publishing house serving an Albanian readership amid many barriers to financial success.
Small publishers in Russia see a book market unfairly dominated by large publishing groups and their control over the country’s major bookselling chains.
This is the second year of operation for Germany’s Buchtrailer Awards and the third year for the UK’s Republic of Consciousness Prize for small presses. Both niche programs have opened for submissions.
The four independent publishers announced as new additions to Ingram Publishers Services clients show a range of visual and topical idiom, two of them with roots in Europe.
Evaluating the ‘reimagined’ BookExpo 2018, the IBPA board–for 34 years a BookExpo exhibitor–votes to forgo a cooperative booth in 2019, as in 2018: ‘There is little reason for a publisher not part of the traditional eco-system to exhibit on the trade show floor.’