Ready for free downloads, this is the fifth year of Amazon’s World Book Day giveaway in international literature, with seven translations.
With a goal of deeper penetration in the Japanese market, South Korea’s Naver/Webtoon subsidiary Line buys Ebook Initiative Japan.
A champion of exuberant genre work as well as international literature, Japan’s Hiroshi Hayakawa wins LBF’s top honor.
Industry Notes: HarperCollins announces new rights territories for Jeffrey Archer’s work; Welbeck has a license for England Football.
To celebrate World Book Day, Amazon Publishing is offering ‘At the End of the Matinee’ by Keiichiro Hirano and other translations for free download through April 24.
Titles in our Rights Roundup come from Japan by way of Finland, as well as Slovakia, Sweden, Germany, Turkey, the United States, and France.
Featuring mentoring for Japanese translators, the new partnership involves UCLA, Waseda University, the University of East Anglia, and more.
Fran Toolan remains CEO for at least three years, as the US subsidiary of Tokyo’s Media Do acquires all shares of Firebrand and NetGalley.
The three-year proposal agreed to by Amsterdam’s Elsevier and the ‘JUSTICE’ consortium in Tokyo promotes open access in Japan.
More than 250 donor-attendees logged in to the digital edition of the Words Without Borders Gala in support of literature in translation.