Ask Boos what he and his fellow book fair directors have in common, and he’ll tell you it’s what they don’t have in common that counts.
As confusion on Brexit continues, the London Book Fair International Book Awards audience cheered internationalism in the largest yet round of honors.
In the context of Brexit, the London Book Fair’s Jacks Thomas is dedicated to the ‘cross-cultural dialogue’ of the industry: ‘It’s what books do.’
This year’s London Book Fair coincides with the arrival of the International Publishers Association’s new president and vice-president, leading ‘a conversation of public debate’ about publishers’ role amid ‘sensitive socio-cultural issues.’
The International Publishers Association and London Book Fair hold a second Freedom To Publish seminar on March 12, with Vanderbilt’s Daniel Gervais speaking that afternoon on copyright in the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture.
The shortlisted industry players and programs for this year’s London Book Fair International Excellence Awards are from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australasia.
The Jamaican-English poet Raymond Antrobus and ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’ illustrator David McKee are recognized this year by the London Book Fair.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is to go to SAGE Publishing founder Sara Miller McCune on April 10 as part of London Book Fair’s and the Publishers Association’s International Excellence Awards.
The International Excellence Awards will include an honor for the first time in April 2018 for a publisher in the audio space amid 16 categories of prizes.
In a day of congenial panel discussions and reassuring pep talks, London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference threw an amber-warm light on tricky times for publishing.
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