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  • Bologna to Launch Virtual Fair, Rights Platform


    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.

  • Publishers Ask European Commission for Urgent Help


    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.

  • Planeta Preps Anthologies of Quarantine Stories


    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 to Leave London Book Fair


    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.

  • 2020 Bologna Children's Book Fair Is Canceled


    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 Latest to Leave Behind Bologna


    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.

  • IPA Reveals 2020 Prix Voltaire Shortlist


    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.

  • PRH Pulls Out of Rescheduled Bologna Book Fair


    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.

  • S&S Pulls Out of Bologna, Fair Offers Refunds


    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.

  • MacLachlan to Retire from House of Anansi


    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.