The Kalimat Foundation’s Moroccan donations include accessible Arabic-language books for youngsters and young-adult readers.
NPD Group: United States LGBTQ Book Sales Are Surging
NPD’s Kristen McLean says the book sales data appears to reveal ‘a generational shift’ in attitudes toward LGBTQ literature.
A New Agency’s Translation Rights Manager: Nicole Eisenbraun
As literary agent Ginger Clark sets up her own agency, she has brought Nicole Eisenbraun with her from Curtis Brown Ltd.
The ‘GLLI’ Translated YA Book Prize Announces 2021 Brazilian Co-Winners
The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative names two winners for 2021, both translated from Brazilian Portuguese by Larissa Helena.
Book Aid International’s Year: 867,567 Books to 19 Countries
Solar lamps as well as hundreds of thousands of books were in play in 2020 for Book Aid International’s logistics team and donor-publishers.
New Literary Agency Specializes in Children’s and YA Graphic Content
Returning to earlier career experience in comics and graphic novels, Janna Morishima is focusing on visual storytelling in her relaunched agency venture.
Agent Rosemary Stimola: Selling Rights to New Hunger Games Book
Rosemary Stimola’s summer is about ‘reuniting the worldwide team’ that sold 100 million copies of the Hunger Games trilogy.
PP Weekly Poll: How Many Vampire Novels Have You Read This Year?
By Hannah Johnson Publishing Perspectives is starting a weekly poll to find out what you are reading, what you think and how you are shaping the publishing industry. Since it’s summer, we’ll start with an easy one (inspired by today’s feature article — an interview with YA author Adam Rex). And more for your reading and commenting pleasure, Ed Nawotka …
Stephenie Meyer Tells All!
By Edward Nawotka Ok, not true, but this is an interview with an author from Arizona who writes about teen age vampires and is also really, really cool. Adam Rex is the author, illustrator or both of more than a dozen books for children. His first YA novel, Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story, out today by HarperCollins …
What is the Enduring Appeal of Vampires?
By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story features in interview with Adam Rex, author of Fat Vampire, a YA novel about the travails of a an overweight teen vampire. Rex offers some thoughts as to the enduring appeal of vampires, but what do you think? Why are we so darn taken with these bloodsuckers? They’re hardly to be envied or admired. …