New resource to help writers and publishers across the Caribbean is set to launch at the NGC BOCAS Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago on April 27, Trinidad’s Guardian reports.
CaribLit (www.cariblit.org) will be a central resource for writers and publishers to gain information about publishing, marketing, distribution and bookselling in the Caribbean.
The CaribLit website has been developed by the Caribbean Literature Action Group (CALAG), a working collective of Caribbean writers, publishers, academics, festival coordinators with a shared interest in promoting Caribbean writing and publishing.
The first CALAG meeting was initiated by the NGC BOCAS Lit Fest, Commonwealth Writers and the British Council in April 2012 and has continued with support from all three partners.
In addition to developing the new website, over the last year CALAG has also secured a pledge for an imprint to publish new Caribbean writing by UK publisher Peepal Tree Press and American publisher Akashic Books, facilitated representation at Havana, Kingston and London Book Festivals and arranged practical publishing master-classes held in Jamaica by UK publishers of Caribbean fiction.
The new website also offers practical advice, industry updates and reports from regional Book Fairs and events from across the Americas.
Find out more at www.cariblit.org
For the original report go to http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-04-25/cariblit-launch-bocas-lit-fest