The Wellcome Book Prize shortlist highlights work from independent publishers Canongate, CB Editions, Oneworld, and Text Publishing. And the Selfies announce their first year’s honors.
While news of book and publishing awards proliferates, the Selfies are being introduced in the UK this year as a competition among independent authors.
The new Authors Guild survey, larger than in the past and with input from other writing organizations, brings into question how authors are compensated and how the issue is assessed.
The ebook publishing platform PublishDrive founded three years ago in Hungary has a retail agreement with China’s online retailer Dangdang.
In its second year at Bogotá, the professional program has a class of agents, editors, and translators arriving this week. And in the UK, Amazon will pay a second Kindle Storyteller winner £20,000.
The IBPA has released a 9-point outline for hybrid publishers with author-subsidized business models to operate reputably and maintain quality standards.
Now with more than 100 contests as part of its writing-and-reading mix, the Dutch platform Sweek is working a Spanish-language competition, #Soytalento, into the program.
An aggregator of English-language ebooks by self-published authors, Palatium sees more business potential in publishing books…for now.
‘A four-month programming project ended up taking two years,’ as Iguana Books publisher Greg Ioannou says. Once expected to be a new base of operation for Pubslush, his Toronto-based author services crowdfunding company PubLaunch is to open this month.
This Brazil-based agency has seen success selling translation rights for self-published authors. Agent Flavia Viotti tells us how she does it.