In its 10th round, the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publishers of the Year covers six regions.
This year, the honors go to writers from countries including Bulgaria, Latvia, Iceland, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden.
While a Latvian publisher seems encouraged, a counterpart in Estonia is less upbeat. And Russia’s LitRes is eyeing the region’s digital sales.
The publishers’ association in Riga is mounting a new bid to ease the country’s VAT rates on books, after enduring sharp hikes and only modest decreases.
When the five startups chosen for this year’s ContentShift program in Germany pitch their respective offers at Frankfurter Buchmesse, they’ll have been given three months of accelerator attention and support.
The Latvian pubishing house Mansards has translated more than 60 works, and after our exchange with its lead editor Kristaps Ozoliņš, we look at some of the house’s rights action.
Latvian children’s publisher Alīse Nigale and her publishing house Liels un Mazs have won a number of awards in Latvia, and she’s now seeing a boost from foreign rights sales.
Looking at her joyous illustrations, it’s easy to see why Elīna Brasliņa is a rising star in Latvian book publishing. We talk with her ahead of London Book Fair’s new emphasis on illustration–and the Baltics.
Taking to the streets on Lithuania’s annual ‘Day of the Book Smugglers,’ a team of fashionable book runners delivered Lithuanian writings to agents’ offices, publishing houses, and media newsrooms ahead of the London Book Fair.
With illustration mentors crossing borders to work with young graphic artists-in-training in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, a new Pop Up Project announced today in London (March 12) celebrates art and internationalism.
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