Industry notes: The Rathbones Folio Prize winner talks about collectively reimagining our narratives, as programs reschedule their plans.
Industry Notes: The ITEF fellowships have seen almost 150 publishing pros visit Istanbul. And Elena Ferrante’s new title goes to PRH Audio.
Publishing Scotland announces a travel fellowship for 10 publishing professionals from seven countries to promote Scotland’s books industry.
Industry Notes: International publishing events grapple with exhibitor, attendee worries about COVID-19. London Book Fair goes ahead.
Publishing Scotland names its latest round of translation grants. And the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Literary Agents and Scouts Center is sold out.
BookNet Canada’s new tool, LibraryData, promises to provide ‘nationwide data on loans, holds, renewals, on-order, and collection holdings.’
Using a consumer survey, BookNet Canada has concluded that online book sales across the formats were slightly down in 2019. So were hardcover purchases.
The Sony Pictures Television deal for Wattpad has two projects in development. And a stalwart of nonfiction, Simon & Schuster’s Alice Mayhew, is remembered.
Alongside its public events, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature aims to establish a Global Alliance of Literary Festivals with a conference for organizers.
In close proximity to each other on the calendar, Canada’s Family Literacy Day and Scholastic’s World Read Aloud Day address reading at home.