On May 4, the Bologna Children's Book Fair is launching a series of online initiatives, including virtual events and exhibitions, and the new Bologna Children’s Book Fair Rights Exchange, an online marketplace for rights.
The Federation of European Publishers has made a plea to the European Commission to support the industry through the coronavirus pandemic, including guaranteed bank loans and increased grants.
EBL, the self-publishing project of Spanish media conglomerate Grupo Planeta, has put out a call for stories for two anthologies of literature about life under quarantine during the coronavirus crisis—one in Spanish and another in English.
Jacks Thomas is resigning as director of the London Book Fair after seven years in the role and is leaving Reed Exhibitions, the company that operates the fair. The change is effective this summer.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus in Italy, the organizers of the Bologna Children's Book Fair have canceled this year's fair.
Hachette Book Group is the third Big Five U.S. publisher to pull out of the rescheduled Bologna Children's Book Fair, following Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House.
Four publishers, one each from Malaysia, Pakistan, Turkey, and Vietnam, have been shortlisted for the International Publishers Association's 2020 Prix Voltaire, which honors publishers whose activities promote the freedom to publish.
Penguin Random House has become the second of the Big Five U.S. publishers to announce it would not attend this year's rescheduled Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Simon & Schuster has pulled out of this year’s rescheduled Bologna Book Fair; the fair says it will make a decision about the future of this year's event before the end of the month.
In June, Sarah MacLachlan will step down as president and publisher of House of Anansi Press. Semarah Al-Hillal will serve as president of the press, with Bruce Walsh and Karen Li joining as publishers of Anansi and Groundwood Books, respectively.