Opening November 15 for its 40th anniversary outing, Québec’s biggest annual books event has a faithful public following and a professional program.
The Hay Festival opens its first event dedicated to young readers’ work in Denmark. And in New York, Jon Fine is named publisher at Open Road Integrated Media.
Reported by the Canadian press to be generating ‘annualized revenue of $20 million,’ the reading-and-writing platform Wattpad is an index of YA trends.
A report from the Italian Publishers Association names low readership as its ‘problem of problems’ and vows to address the country’s shrinking readership.
‘To advance the science behind measuring text complexity,’ Lexile Framework has been enhanced, according to its parent company, MetaMetrics.
Larger book publishing companies in Russia attract more government support, say critics, while smaller houses struggle to keep up.
‘Lazy publishing,’ says Canongate’s Jamie Byng, ‘is just a disservice to what books can be.’ The publisher talks Man Booker, reading, and ‘Letters Live.’
Ahead of France’s program as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt in October, a Parisian editor talks about how political distractions may be slowing book sales.
Calling for ‘a more open dialogue regionally and internationally,’ Bodour Al Qasimi accepts UNESCO’s designation of Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019.
From a city-wide book exchange in Latvia to a ‘New Writers Festival’ in Greece, Aldus surveys European book fairs’ approaches to promoting reading.