Two items from London: Publishing Perspectives columnist Richard Charkin announces a new publishing venture, and London Book Fair opens submissions for its 2019 International Excellence Awards.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction (October 16) is preceded by a series of events with shortlisted authors, and London Book Fair has opened its search for its official 2019 literacy charity.
An Irishman in London, Eoin Purcell moved from Dublin almost four years ago to become head of Amazon Publishing UK. Today, he looks at the industry’s many urgent issues calmly: time is on his side.
Bringing forward literature that would be ‘shipwrecked without a translator,’ Words Without Borders observes 15 years while BookExpo announces Len Riggio’s keynote and BookCon adds interactivity to Jeff Kinney’s talk.
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.
In a never-before staged seminar event, London Book Fair this year presented a mini-conference on the freedom to publish with the International Publishers Association and featuring the widow of slain publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.
About six months into his new role as managing director of the Bureau international de l’édition française, or BIEF, Nicolas Roche is leading the French publishing industry’s outreach program to open new markets and develop new readership for France’s literature.
In a tightening market for fiction and especially for debut authors looking for that big break, editors can be choosier—and many are more dependent than ever on literary agents to find their next debuts.
Today, only some 30 percent of Estonian children’s literature originates in Estonia. Päike ja Pilv is one of the leading publishers of content for youngsters, in a country where ‘books are expensive both to publish and to buy.’
Publishing’s traditional position as society’s main storytelling industry may be in jeopardy. At a Byte the Book session during London Book Fair, speakers discussed how publishers can remain competitive.