Coronavirus Worklife: Amid the silenced streets of the pandemic in Istanbul, Kalem Agency’s fiction rights sales doubled in April, nonfiction broke its own record.
Rights deals are being made from Romania and Serbia to Indonesia and Israel, as publishers look to enrich their lists beyond the coronavirus lockdown.
Titles with rights sales to report in our roundup come from Finland, Turkey, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Spain.
Industry Notes: The ITEF fellowships have seen almost 150 publishing pros visit Istanbul. And Elena Ferrante’s new title goes to PRH Audio.
The 2020 shortlist for the IPA’s Prix Voltaire honors small publishers in Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, and Vietnam, each facing state disapproval.
BISG opens its new fiscal year and seats a board this week, as London’s Exact Editions announces its digitization of ‘Cornucopia.’
Book publishers on the 2019 International Publishers Association Prix Voltaire shortlist come from Egypt, Iran, Myanmar, South Africa, and Turkey.
Turkey’s Istanbul International Literature Festival announces this year’s 14 fellows. And ALTA’s translation award submissions are due by April 15.
The fourth annual Istanbul Fellowship Program drew a record number of applications from more than 100 countries, and closes today with presentations and networking events.
In its eighth year, Turkey’s fellowship for publishing professionals at Istanbul’s Tanpinar festival will again offer a three-day program of information and engagement.