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Bokova and Al Qasimi Certify Sharjah as UNESCO World Book Capital 2019
August 10, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Calling for 'a more open dialogue regionally and internationally,' Bodour Al Qasimi accepts UNESCO's designation of Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019. The post Bokova and Al Qasimi Certify Sharjah as UNESCO World Book Capital 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Magabala Books: 30 years of Indigenous publishing – in pictures
August 10, 2017 at 1:15 am

Magabala Books was born in 1984, when a group of Indigenous elders from the Kimberley in Western Australia decided to establish their own publishing house focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and illustrators, and telling Indigenous stories. Magabala publishes for a general audience across memoir, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, with a strong focus…

Women in Translation Month: Three Percent’s Chad Post Runs the Numbers
August 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm

'Keep an eye on Danish,' Open Book and Three Percent's Chad Post advises. 'That seems to be the hot language for women writers' in translation.' The post Women in Translation Month: Three Percent’s Chad Post Runs the Numbers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Polish Translator Anna Zielińska-Elliott on Haruki Murakami
August 9, 2017 at 2:30 am

From the Christian Science Monitor: Translator Anna Zielińska-Elliott's specialty in Murakami began with 'something really universal' in his work. The post Polish Translator Anna Zielińska-Elliott on Haruki Murakami appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

PW Star Watch and Frankfurt Book Fair Announce 2017’s Top Honorees
August 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm

From 45 honorees, five shortlisted contenders will be revealed on September 4, a PW Star Watch 'Superstar' to be named on September 6 in New York City. The post PW Star Watch and Frankfurt Book Fair Announce 2017’s Top Honorees appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Another ‘World Series’: Translating Southern European and Balkan Books
August 8, 2017 at 2:30 am

From the Los Angeles Review of Books: Focusing on one region at a time, UK independent house Peter Owen is translating titles in groups of three at a time.  The post Another ‘World Series’: Translating Southern European and Balkan Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

In an Economic Crunch, South African Readers Turn to Used Book Stores
August 7, 2017 at 2:30 am

From the VOA: Amid tough economic times in South Africa, consumers are supporting a growing number of used book stores, avoiding new-book prices. The post In an Economic Crunch, South African Readers Turn to Used Book Stores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

US Copyright Ruling: The Moppet Books’ KinderGuides Case
August 4, 2017 at 6:46 pm

A US judge ruled that publisher Moppet Books violated copyright by publishing children's books based on modern literary works like Breakfast at Tiffany's. The post US Copyright Ruling: The Moppet Books’ KinderGuides Case appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.