In Germany, a prize never yet awarded is canceled, as ALTA’s program of American translation awards adjusts deadlines, and a UK program for independent writer announces its prizes online.
The distribution and remote-printing powerhouse Ingram Lightning Source becomes the anchor tenant at Sharjah Publishing City, the world’s first free trade zone for publishing.
A study commissioned by Ingram finds that students delay or avoid purchasing expensive textbooks. Education publishers respond with digital textbooks.
British Library officials say the Hay Archive comprises its largest acquisition of literary recordings. And Cengage announces new anti-piracy efforts.
‘Our ebook sales have been going up, not down,’ says INscribe’s Larry Norton. And the ‘micro-publishers’ who are scrappy enough to make that happen also want a fast, easier path into print.