In its new approach to a “family of sponsors”—allowing the prize program to use its own name—the Women’s Prize for Fiction names its 2018 shortlist, supported by sponsors Baileys, Deloitte, and NatWest.
Quite different in its approach to a national reading-advocacy event from ‘Canada Reads,’ PBS’ ‘Great American Read’ project has named its 100 contenders for ‘best-loved novel.’
Three Big Five CEOs are scheduled for a session from BookExpo and the Association of American Publishers. And the UK’s award for writers aged 18 to 35 opens for submission.
A fast-updating ticker from Amazon Charts is displaying how many pages have been read in nine AmazonCrossing translations that can be downloaded free through April 24 in recognition of World Book Day.
Telling US Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee that the alternative is discrimination against readers with disabilities, Allan Adler conveys to the the Hill the Association of American Publishers’ readiness to support ratification and implementation of The Marrakesh Treaty.
The third iteration of Germany’s publishing startup incubator ContentShift features mentoring and a €10,000 prize announced at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. And the first outing for a new YA translation honor will flag the book to American librarians.
A treatise on making moral decisions in an immoral age–or the excuses of a man Donald Trump calls a “slimeball” who “always ends up badly and out of whack”–the new James Comey book is from Macmillan, which published ‘Fire and Fury’ earlier this year.
PEN International president Jennifer Clement’s fourth novel, ‘Gun Love,’ is focused on the United States’ firearm culture and is set in Florida. At London Book Fair, she focused on that and on challenges in women’s equality.
Much as the afternoon focused on publishing’s return to audiobooks as a growth center in the business, London Book Fair’s Quantum conference audience was encouraged to review its assumptions.
Ten years in operation, the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature is among the world’s highest paying prizes in the field, just as Canada’s Cundill Prize is in history awards.