With journaling books alone rising from fewer than 50,000 units in 2015 to 700,000 in 2019, creativity, motivation, and inspiration are booming.
In the US, the National Endowment for the Arts today announces the recipients of its 2020 translation and creativing writing grants totaling $1.2 million.
‘Issues that are important to the public today’ are examined in today’s three shortlists that the UK’s Parliamentary Book Awards held back—for the election.
The winners of the Deutscher Buchtrailer Award program will be named on January 30. The top prize winner’s book trailer will be seen in Berlin cinemas.
In a strong year for nonfiction sales, Germany’s bestsellers of 2019 reflect a robust group of fiction and nonfiction titles by new and familiar authors.
The newly created German Nonfiction Prize has entries not only from German publishers but also from houses in Switzerland and Austria.
Highlighting gains made by the ‘human sciences’ amid social unrest in France, booksellers also cite a strong showing in comics.
French editor and archeology expert Marion Charlet says that if you ‘never hesitate to knock on doors,’ niche publishing can work in France.
The death of a co-publisher has moved up the timeline for an acquisition by Dominique Raccah’s Sourcebooks of Dawn Publications’ children’s nature books.
In its year-opening issue, Words Without Borders collects travel writing from nine authors, translated from German, Polish, Norwegian, Hungarian, and more.