Some fear that a summary can kill book sales, but Lucerne’s getAbstract for 20 years has created and distributed summaries in partnership with publishers.
Springer Nature says this is the first survey ‘dedicated to understanding the views of book authors on open access across all subjects and regions.’
The second ‘Bibliotopia’ weekend at Switzerland’s Jan Michalski Foundation features 14 authors in a consideration of freedom of expression and writers’ roles in society.
Using Libreka’s positioning in the German-language markets, Rakuten OverDrive opens a new partnership, as Germany’s Bookwire expands internationally and wins a Digital Publishing Award.
This year’s Festival Neue Literatur has asked participating writers to look at what memories mean in their work and in the world of their careers.
New York City’s Festival Neue Literatur reaches its first decade with a program set at five venues and featuring the work of contemporary German-language authors.
Another step in the fast-developing international visibility of the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the 50,000-franc Jan Michalski Prize.
A new round of grants opens for publishers who want to translate Scottish literature, and in Bern, Peter Lang strikes a deal for distribution and POD.
In stating its support for two years of discussion, the International Publishers Association at WIPO’s semiannual committee meetings signaled its stance on international copyright exceptions in education.
Shortly after the conclusion of this year’s Bologna Book Fair, Switzerland has announced key illustrators to attend the 2019 fair as part of its Guest of Honor program.