Urban revitalization efforts and funding opportunities for publishers are encouraged by the Börsenverein as the country’s political parties debate initiatives.
Book Aid International Boosts Mosul’s Library in Iraq
As its CEO Alison Tweed prepares to speak at Sharjah Publishers’ Conference, Book Aid International tops 20,000 books in the Iraq project.
A Frankfurt Masterclass: PLOS, CCC, and How Open Is Open Access?
PLOS’ Niamh O’Connor tells CCC’s Christopher Kenneally that in open access, ‘We need to keep asking ourselves open for whom?’
‘The Spirit of the North of England’: The Portico Prize’s Longlist
Of the 14 titles named to the Portico Prize’s fiction-and-nonfiction 2021 longlist, eight are debut publications for their authors.
Sharjah Book Authority and Milan’s Ambrosiana: Arabic Digitization Project
The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana and Sharjah Book Authority agree to the emirate’s digitization of some 2,500 aging Arabic manuscripts.
Canada’s Indigenous Communities to Benefit from Emerald Project
The First Voices First project between Emerald and Canada’s Council of Prairie and Pacific Libraries opens research to Indigenous communities.
Germany’s First Half of 2021: Ebook Dynamics, and Libraries
German publishers say that robust ebook performance last year and this year could be impacted by state-subsidized e-lending.
Newberry Library Announces a $25,000 Chicago-Specific Book Award
The new award, with its inaugural presentation set for next summer, is open to submissions both in fiction and nonfiction.
‘Amplified Publishing’: Kate Pullinger Leads a New Exploration
The author, university professor, and evolving-media specialist opens a new project in creative work and the digital context.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair: Italy Published 7,289 Kids’ Titles in 2020
The Association of Italian Publishers participates in Monday’s Bologna Book Plus conference and shares 2020 book publishing and rights sales data from Italy.