In Colombia, the seven independent publishers of 49 Libros and their shared distribution company Huracán have had a new day in the sun at the Bogotá International Book Fair’s new small-press pavilion.
The Republic of Consciousness Prize–unique for dividing the award between publishers and authors—goes to Influx Press, a six-year-old house, and to author Eley Williams.
A new, monthly bestseller list from Germany highlights fiction titles from independent publishers. The February bestsellers include historical fiction, the latest in a detective series, and a number of translations.
The IBPA has released a 9-point outline for hybrid publishers with author-subsidized business models to operate reputably and maintain quality standards.
Open to UK and Irish publishers, the Republic of Consciousness Prize honors literary fiction produced by small, independent presses with no more than five full-time employees.
A group of independent Latin American publishers curated a ‘hot list’ at the Frankfurt Book Fair to promote their latest literary titles to right buyers.
‘So much of the publishing industry revolves around London’ in the UK, says publisher Ra Page. The Northern Fiction Alliance collective is a response.
Focused on Mexican and Latin American authors, La Cartonera publishes hand-made books with hand-painted covers. These literary creations are selling at home and abroad.
When everyone faces the effects of the political ‘echo chamber,’ hearing counter-opinions can be important. And the UK’s Iain Dale is happy to offer some balance.
This year’s Kurt Wolff Prize has been awarded to Frankfurt-based Schöffling & Co. Verlag, honoring its 25-year tradition of independent publishing.