The Dylan Thomas Prize is unusual for its flexibility. The shortlist includes a book of poetry, two books of short stories, plus novels—two of them debuts.
International rights directors at two UK book publishers survey the continued importance of rights to an industry in search of new revenue channels.
In the USA, BookExpo includes audiobook events. In Canada, ebook design is stressed in a competition. And in the UK, a bookseller features a self-published novel.
‘Comics are one of the few things that kids get to choose themselves,’ says one panelist at London Book Fair, as British comics publishers talk transition.
‘It’s markedly more difficult for women to make it into English translation,’ says English PEN’s Maureen Freely, who leads the Warwick Prize development. First award to come in the autumn.
From 126 books, the Man Booker International Prize longlist honors 13 ‘compulsively readable and ferociously intelligent’ titles translated into English.
With 23 categories, the newly re-introduced British Book Awards are an uber suite of combined honors, known to some as the Nibbies.
With activities scheduled to begin in June, this program for promotion of British authors and literary organization is in its second annual round.
Cross-cultural collaboration and publishing integrity are the key values backing the 2017 International Excellence Awards choices.
With publicity agents churning out releases and publishers’ stands hectic with meetings, London Book Fair has opened its crowded three-day schedule.