‘Learning Arabic is a winding road,’ Paula Santillán Grimm has said, ‘but the views are so spectacular.’ She speaks now about her new position with the Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s ‘scientific committee.’
Three key categories of shortlists have been named in the 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award program, with the prize ceremony set for April 25. Translation funding is available for some winning titles.
‘We’re driven by a love of what we do,’ Dar Onboz’s Nadine Touma says, as the Lebanese publishing house pursues its concept of ‘books as a tool for change.’
Deciding to open foreign rights sales as ‘something we needed to do for our authors,’ the Inuit-owned publishing house Inhabit Media has staged its arrival at Frankfurter Buchmesse, on the ramp up to Canada’s stint as Guest of Honor in 2020.
There’s special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018 National Book Awards in America announce finalists.
Ten books have named to each of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 longlists in young people’s literature and the widely welcomed new National Book Award in translated literature.
The ebook-soundtrack company Booktrack announces an arrangement with Little, Brown on novellas for young people, following years of work in ‘Booktrack Classroom.’
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) implemented new BISAC subject headings for young adult titles, providing new opportunities for sales, awards tracking, and understanding the audience for these titles.
The film of John Green’s bestseller, The Fault in Our Stars, has turned a bench in Amsterdam into pilgrimage site for young adult fans of the book.
Penguin Random House’s new OMG Shakespeare series “takes the Bard’s original prose and replaces it with slang, text speak, and emoticons.” OMG, indeed.
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