Calling books ‘like glue, binding peoples together,’ the International Publishers Association’s president stresses commonalities over controversy in China.
Pledging ‘to challenge violations wherever they occur,’ the 60-nation organization of publishing associations formalizes its commitment to freedom to publish.
‘In a sense, a book fair is a catalyst that propels rights deals towards completion,’ reads the introduction to the IPA’s new 2017 Global Book Fair Report.
Tbilisi’s textbook industry is in crisis because of what the International Publishers Association calls Georgia’s ‘self-defeating’ government policy.
‘Last year there were five Chinese publishing companies in the world’s top 20,’ IPA’s new chief says at London Book Fair.
‘Publishers take on the same risks as writers,’ and the IPA’s Prix Voltaire is open for 2017 nominations—which so far have an Asian concentration.
‘Nominees will have recently published controversial works amid pressure, threats, intimidation or harassment’ in this now-annual prize in the freedom to publish.
With the Marrakesh Treaty ratified by the requisite number of nations, a guide to its background and provisions is available now from the IPA.
The International Publishers Association and others appeal to the Mauritanian government not to execute blogger Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir.
Further action against media in Turkey prompts international publishers’ criticism; and Amazon KDP names a new recipient of its Spanish-language award.