Supporting everything from PEN America to the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Amazon Literary Partnership focuses on author development.
The annual announcement of Amazon Literary Partnership funding names 66 nonprofit programs that support writers and their development.
Since 2009, Amazon Literary Partnership funding nonprofit organizations supporting authors’ work and development has made more than US$12 million in grants.
After a year with Open Road, attorney and former Amazon executive Jon Fine is heading to American Media. And in India, Taylor & Francis’ Nitasha Devasar helms the publishers association’s executive committee.
The Hay Festival opens its first event dedicated to young readers’ work in Denmark. And in New York, Jon Fine is named publisher at Open Road Integrated Media.
With BookExpo’s trade-show floor open on June 1 and 2, the May 31 ‘BEA Wednesday’ programming is aimed at industry professionals in several key contexts.
The high view of self-publishing, in Jon Fine’s words, is peopled with ‘increasingly sophisticated’ authors supported by ‘increasingly sophisticated consultants’—a movement growing into its own alongside ‘the curatorial mark’ of trade publishing.
On the show floor, the crowds and booths are down. In one unusually frank exchange, however, this BEA finds traction on issues of publishing and its writers.
Funded by the Amazon Literary Partnership, the Best Translated Book Award gives $5,000 to each winning author and translator, and is administered by Chad W. Post of the literary site Three Percent and Open Letter, a nonprofit literary press.
Has book production outpaced readership and what can publishers do about it? Porter Anderson’s opening editorial for Publishing Perspectives explores this.
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