As the post-Frankfurt publishing conference season rolls on, here are notes on several publishing events in Europe, Asia, and North America.
‘So much of the publishing industry revolves around London’ in the UK, says publisher Ra Page. The Northern Fiction Alliance collective is a response.
Shared ‘open data’ is becoming more important and widely used in academic research, according to a new report from open data platform Figshare.
Following the horrific truck-bomb attack in Mogadishu, the UK’s Book Aid International declares its solidarity with Africa Educational Trust.
Anne Bergman-Tahon offers the European perspective on Brexit, addressing the UK’s ‘positive approach to licensing’ and the status of EU workers in the UK.
‘We have to be realistic about the European market,’ says the Publishers Association’s Stephen Lotinga. ‘It’s been declining over the last five years.’
The second American to win the UK’s coveted Man Booker Prize for Fiction, George Saunders takes the £50,000 purse for his novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’.
The International Excellence Awards will include an honor for the first time in April 2018 for a publisher in the audio space amid 16 categories of prizes.
Drawn from an ‘eclectic mix of innovation’ and from 10 countries, the 2017 FutureBook Award shortlists showcase work in traditional and startup publishing.
As the winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is announced, prize juror Colin Thubron offers an inside look at the selection process.