There’s no rest for the world’s small-press independent publishers, Richard Charkin says, even when much of the industry is on holiday.
London’s 13-year-old HopeRoad Publishing, focused on Caribbean, African, and Asian work, announces it’s having cash-flow struggles.
The British Book Awards contenders for Book Trade and Book of the Year are announced, with the shortlists consisting of 29 categories.
The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses grants are supported by the late Drue Heinz’s Hawthornden Foundation.
Raúl Figueroa Sarti, founding director of F&G Editores, receives the Guadalajara International Book Fair’s 2022 Editorial Merit Prize.
The 2022 AAP Jeri Laber Award honors Venezuela’s Editorial Dahbar, ‘one of the few publishers still operating in the country.’
“The aim is not to sell books, but to sell narratives,” said LAPAS Books founder Ūla Ambrasaitė at Frankfurt, in a discussion on independent publishers’ unique challenges and advantages.
‘This feels very liberating,’ says Klett-Cotta’s Corinna Kroker, on formats ‘that extend an understanding of what a novel has to be.’
Canongate’s Helena Gonda specializes in acquiring narrative nonfiction that might ‘help us understand ourselves or the world.’
The Vietnamese publisher, author, and journalist Pham Doan Trang’s appeal of her nine-year sentence is rejected by the Hanoi court.