Wed, 23/04/2014 - 09:58
More than 10,000 individuals and groups will be handing out copies of specially printed titles for today’s World Book Night.
And the Community Book Giving scheme, launched for the first time this year, has seen around 2,100 people sign up to give away their own choice of book.
This is the first year World Book Night...
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:28
Google will not be entering the publishing ring, VAT on e-books is handicapping the European market and the future is not digital, delegates at the opening day of a Unesco conference on reading have heard.
The conference, The Book Tomorrow: The Future of the Written Word is taking place in Monza, Italy. In the opening panel discussion...
Tue, 27/07/2010 - 06:53
Dublin has been designated a Unesco City of Literature, a title which "will further international interest in Irish literature".
Alan Hayes, former president of Publishing Ireland and publisher at Arlen House Publishers, said: "This prestigious accolade will further international interest in Irish literature and bring in...
Wed, 20/08/2008 - 07:25
Melbourne has been named the second Unesco City of Literature, three days before the opening of the Melbourne Writers Festival. Edinburgh became the first City of Literature chosen by the United Nations' cultural arm in 2004.
According to Australia's the Age newspaper, Unesco responded to an ambitious bid by the...