The 68th National Book Awards were held Wednesday at Cipriani New York; the parade of glitterati included actress Anne Hathaway and former President Bill Clinton—now one of a family of three bestselling authors.
Of 37 library-related ballot measures in 16 states, 27 were passed, including a $125 million New Jersey Library Construction Bond
Women in book publishing are in more of the jobs than ever but occupy fewer than half the managerial positions.
Executives, editors and salespeople have endured everything from harassment to assault.
“It’s a rare feat when a personal story clearly elucidates hotly-contested political battles. Gidla’s deep generosity of spirit is evident on every page.”
This year, Germany is a bit on edge politically, and it should surprise no one that protest came to the Frankfurt Book Fair.
In 1989, the last time French authors and publishers were Guest of Honor at Frankfurt Book Fair the Berlin Wall still stood. Yet in 2017, along the miles of aisles across multiple trade show complexes, a visitor could almost believe that the generation since had not witnessed much technological change.
The publishing world heads to the airport or the road starting this weekend to converge on the Frankfurt Book Fair.
“In 2015, for example, nine out of the top 10 challenged books were by and about diverse populations, mostly the LGBTQ community, and that trend continued into 2016.”
Heading into 2017, the Frankfurt Book Fair is simply a better event, says Andrew Albanese. The Literary Agents & Scouts Center (LitAg) has set a new attendance record with about 500 tables sold this year.