“The aim is not to sell books, but to sell narratives,” said LAPAS Books founder Ūla Ambrasaitė at Frankfurt, in a discussion on independent publishers’ unique challenges and advantages.
Publishers in the Baltics: Differing Expectations for a Pandemic Recovery
While a Latvian publisher seems encouraged, a counterpart in Estonia is less upbeat. And Russia’s LitRes is eyeing the region’s digital sales.
New Warnings from Lithuania of Competition to Books: ‘Reading Is Being Replaced’
‘The main barriers to reading books in Lithuania are the lack of time and the lack of interest.’ In a handsomely forthright assessment, the Lithuanian Publishers Association looks at its challenges.
Lithuania’s ‘Day of the Book Smugglers’ Comes to the UK Ahead of London Book Fair
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.
Newly Announced Pop Up Creators Is an Exhibition of Multinational Illustration
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.
Twelve Highlights From London Book Fair’s Upcoming Seminar Program
The London Book Fair’s annual Insights Seminar Program is addressing a number of publishing industry topics including children’s books, translation, and Brexit.
Industry Notes: London Book Fair Adds Authors Joanna Trollope and Jacqueline Wilson
British, American, Lithuanian, Estonian, and Latvian writers are featured in this year’s timely lineup at London Book Fair, including David Baldacci and Jacqueline Wilson.
Lithuanians and Their Books: Highly Literate Readers, Fond of Translations
In Lithuania, writes Inga Janiulytė for DW, ‘reading remains a popular activity—whether in spite of, or because of, social media.’ And many read English.
Vilnius’ Annual Book Fair Is Open, Hailing Lithuanians’ International Projection of Their Culture
Lithuania’s key event in literature builds on last year’s turnout of close to 68,000 people and is geared to attractions for adult and younger readers.
Noir Press: Bringing Lithuanian Fiction to English Readers
‘Does a Lithuanian author stand a chance in the ocean of books on British bookshop shelves?’ Noir Press’ Stephan Collishaw says he has a good answer.
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