The International Publishers Association and London Book Fair hold a second Freedom To Publish seminar on March 12, with Vanderbilt’s Daniel Gervais speaking that afternoon on copyright in the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture.
The shortlisted industry players and programs for this year’s London Book Fair International Excellence Awards are from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australasia.
The London Book Fair’s Trailblazer Awards have honored 20 young publishing standouts in four years. And the GLLI YA Translated Book Prize goes to a PRH work.
The Publishers Association’s second annual diversity survey found that racial and ethnic criteria were where progress is slowest in the UK industry.
Vowing to ‘bear witness and support appropriate action,’ the four key trade associations in the UK publishing industry commit to combating misconduct.
‘The UK government must ensure that the national policy framework is favorable toward writers and other creative practitioners,’ says the Society of Authors in its new policy statement on Brexit.
At both the national and European level, many are welcoming the arrival of the EU’s amendment, allowing member markets to tax ebooks and other digital formats at the same rate as print.
At the third ‘Building Inclusivity’ conference, speakers discussed how publishers can better reflect the UK’s diverse population and why it’s important.
Remaining ‘committed to keeping this important topic on the publishing agenda,’ the trade show and publishers’ organization will stage a third inclusivity conference on November 27.
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.