Brazil

HarperCollins Becomes Full Owner of HarperCollins Brasil

‘We see Brazil as an area of growth’ both for imported and translated HarperCollins content and for Brazilian authors, says HarperCollins chief Brian Murray. From the HarperCollins Brasil site By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Pleased To Take Full Ownership’ Ending a 10-year partnership with Brazil’s  Ediouro Publicações, HarperCollins has announced that it has purchased remaining […]

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HarperCollins Becomes Full Owner of HarperCollins Brasil

‘We see Brazil as an area of growth’ both for imported and translated HarperCollins content and for Brazilian authors, says HarperCollins chief Brian Murray. From the HarperCollins Brasil site By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Pleased To Take Full Ownership’ Ending a 10-year partnership with Brazil’s  Ediouro Publicações, HarperCollins has announced that it has purchased remaining […]

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Brazilian Publishers Gravitate to Mexico’s Guadalajara Book Fair

With Brazil still immersed in an economic crisis, Brazilian publishers talk of the importance they see in attending the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico. In the pavilion at last year’s (2015) Guadalajara International Book Fair. Image: fil.com.mx ‘Giving Something Back to the World’ By Adam Critchley Thirty Brazilian publishers will attend the Guadalajara International […]

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Brazilian Publishers Gravitate to Mexico’s Guadalajara Book Fair

With Brazil still immersed in an economic crisis, Brazilian publishers attend the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico to make deeper connections across Latin America. In the pavilion at last year’s (2015) Guadalajara Book Fair. Image: fil.com.mx Closing the Gap Between Brazilian Literature and the World By Adam Critchley Thirty Brazilian publishers will attend the Guadalajara Book […]

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Frankfurt Industry Notes: Sharjah GoH at São Paulo; Amazon Publishing Signs Strobel

Among stories coming out of Frankfurt Book Fair: a new liaison between Brazil and the UAE, and a German bestseller signs with Amazon’s Edition M imprint. Representatives of the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah Book Authority and the São Paulo International Book Fair signed their Guest of Honor agreement on Frankfurt Book Fair’s Thursday evening. Image: […]

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Frankfurt Industry Notes: Sharjah GoH at São Paulo; Amazon Publishing Signs Strobel

Among stories coming out of Frankfurt Book Fair: a new liaison between Brazil and the UAE, and a German bestseller signs with Amazon’s Edition M imprint. Witnesses to the UAE’s Guest of Honor agreement with São Paulo International Book Fair agreement at Frankfurt this week include, from left, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi; Karine Mansa, Brazil […]

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Brazilian Publisher Karine Pansa: ‘A Great Diversity’

As with other Brazilian leaders in publishing, Karine Pansa wants to reinforce the habit of reading among Brazilians and introduce the country’s ‘great diversity’ of literary talent to the world. Coastal Brazil near Rio. Image – iStockphoto: Gustavo Frazao In our series with specialists (analysts, visionaries, and players) who will tackle issues in the seven pivotal […]

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Brazilian Publisher Karine Pansa: ‘A Great Diversity’

A children’s publisher, Karine Pansa wants to calm world industry concerns amid economic challenges. And she’d like to introduce the country’s ‘great diversity’ of literary talent to the world. A beach in Brazil near Rio. Image – iStockphoto: Gustavo Frazao In our series with specialists (analysts, visionaries, and players) who will tackle issues in the seven pivotal […]

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Diversity of Another Kind: The UAE and Brazil Explore Trade

When does looking outward answer internal struggles? When, as Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi says, trade diversification answers a local crisis. Diversification in Trade: ‘Mission Possible’ Ahead of the October 18 conference The Markets: Global Publishing Summit produced by Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives, two of the event’s seven featured regions, Brazil and the […]

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Diversity of Another Kind: The UAE and Brazil Explore Trade

When does looking outward answer internal struggles? When, as Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi says, trade diversification answers a local crisis. Livraria Cultura: the flagship store’s interior at São Paulo, the Brazilian bookstore chain’s home city. Image: Emirates Publishers Association Diversification in Trade: ‘Mission Possible’ Ahead of the October 18 conference The Markets: Global Publishing […]

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Tokyo Art Book Fair This Week: Works ‘Lovingly Crafted’

Art book lovers head for the Tokyo Art Book Fair, which has a new award program from Germany’s Steidl Verlag, plus a Brazilian partnership. Catalogue collections from Blum & Poe, MIMOCA, and Curators are part of this year’s Tokyo Art Book Fair. Image: TABF site By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 New Award Shortlist Draws From […]

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Flanders & the Netherlands

EU Court Decides in Favor of Ebook Lending; FEP Responds

The Federation of European Publishers argues that a recent EU court decision in favor of ebook lending through public libraries could negatively affect ebook sales. By Hannah Johnson | @hannahsjohnson Ruling: ‘Copyright Must Adapt’ On Thursday (November 10), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that public libraries can lend ebooks, provided […]

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EU Court Decides in Favor of Ebook Lending; FEP Responds

The Federation of European Publishers argues that a recent EU court decision in favor of ebook lending through public libraries could negatively affect ebook sales. By Hannah Johnson | @hannahsjohnson Ruling: Ebook Lending ‘Essentially Similar’ to Print On Thursday (November 10), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that public libraries can […]

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The Torch Passes to France: Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor 2017

A note of expressive defiance is heard as French officials take on Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor effort for 2017: ‘With Germany, we want the youth of Europe to stay open to the world.’ Frankfurt Book Fair’s director, Juergen Boos, looks on Sunday (October 23) as the GuestScroll is passed from Flanders and The Netherlands to France […]

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The Torch Passes to France: Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor 2017

A note of expressive defiance is heard as French officials take on Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor effort for 2017: ‘With Germany, we want the youth of Europe to stay open to the world.’ Frankfurt Book Fair’s director, Juergen Boos, looks on Sunday (October 23) as the GuestScroll is passed from Flanders and The Netherlands to France […]

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International Industry Notes: Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor Kickoff, PEN America’s ‘M Word’

In September, kickoffs will occur for a new PEN America showcase of writers on Muslim identity, and for Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2016 Guest of Honor Flanders and The Netherlands. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Stories From Countries Around the World’ With it’s theme of “This Is What We Share” (Dit is wat we delen), Frankfurt Book […]

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International Industry Notes: Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor Kickoff, PEN America’s ‘M Word’

In September, kickoffs will occur for a new PEN America showcase of writers on Muslim identity, and for Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2016 Guest of Honor Flanders and The Netherlands. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Stories From Countries Around the World’ With it’s theme of “This Is What We Share” (Dit is wat we delen), Frankfurt Book […]

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‘The Markets’ Announced for 2016’s Global Summit at Frankfurt Book Fair

Issuing a call for papers, Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives announce the seven-nation focus for ‘The Markets’ 2016. Regions highlighted include Southeast Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. At Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets event in 2015. Image: Bernd Hartung By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Following the success of the The Markets: Global Publishing […]

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‘The Markets’ Announced for 2016’s Global Summit at Frankfurt Book Fair

Issuing a call for papers, Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives announce the seven-nation focus for ‘The Markets’ 2016. Regions highlighted include Southeast Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. At Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets event in 2015. Image: Bernd Hartung By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Following the success of the The Markets: Global Publishing […]

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Philippines

‘Promise, Energy, Surprises’: A White Paper on ‘The Markets’ 2016

Download our free white paper on the pivotal international publishing regions to be featured at Frankfurt Book Fair on October 18 in The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. A free copy of Publishing Perspectives’ white paper for Frankfurt Book Fair’s conference, The Markets: Global Publishing Forum, is available for download here. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘New […]

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‘Draw That Roadmap to the World’: The Philippines’ Karina Bolasco

‘Our publishing industry is complex and vibrant,’ says the Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Press. Karina Bolasco speaks on October 18 as The Philippines’ analyst in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Image – iStockphoto: Simon Podgorsek We begin a new series of insight articles today, in […]

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‘Draw That Roadmap to the World’: The Philippines’ Karina Bolasco

‘Our publishing industry is complex and vibrant,’ says the Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Press. Karina Bolasco speaks on October 18 as The Philippines’ analyst in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Image – iStockphoto: Simon Podgorsek We begin a new series of insight articles today, in […]

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Snapshots of Seven Vibrant Publishing Markets: Frankfurt Book Fair

On October 18, The Markets: Global Publishing Summit will showcase seven publishing regions you can’t afford to ignore. Here we offer brief glimpses into each of these markets. The Markets: Global Publishing Summit debuted in 2015 at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Image: Bernd Hartung / Frankfurter Buchmesse) By Erin L. Cox | @erinlcox Brazil For the […]

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Poland

Industry Notes: London Book Fair’s Authors of the Day; Scribd’s New Magazines

Two Polish authors—one named for his cross-media work—are among London Book Fair’s lineup of Authors of the Day in March. Olga Tokarczuk. Image: Krzysztof Dubiel, Polish Books Institute By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson London Book Fair’s ‘Authors of the Day’ Three high-profile writers have been announced for London Book Fair’s (LBF) “Author of the Day” line-up: […]

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A Cold Start to the Year for Poland’s Publishers: Waiting for Regulatory Help

Ahead of Poland’s appearance as the London Book Fair’s 2017 Market Focus, the country’s publishing stakeholders say the need for protective regulation and IP protection is rising. Cross-country skiers near Jakuszyce, Poland, earlier this month. Image – iStockphoto: Maciej Bledowski By Jaroslaw Adamowksi | @JaroslawAdamows ‘An Unregulated Book Market’ As Poland’s book sales have declined in recent […]

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A Cold Start to the Year for Poland’s Publishers: Waiting for Regulatory Help

Ahead of Poland’s appearance as the London Book Fair’s 2017 Market Focus, the country’s publishing stakeholders say the need for protective regulation and IP protection is rising. Cross-country skiers near Jakuszyce, Poland, earlier this month. Image – iStockphoto: Maciej Bledowski By Jaroslaw Adamowksi | @JaroslawAdamows ‘An Unregulated Book Market’ As Poland’s book sales have declined in recent […]

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Polish Ebook Industry Eyes Brussels’ Proposed VAT Reduction

‘More beneficial tax terms will leave more money in the publishing market,’ says Poland’s ebook subscription retailer Mikołaj Małaczyński on VAT. Image – iStockphoto: Vladens The European Commission’s decision to allow VAT on ebooks to be aligned with tax rates on print books could be in force by mid-2017. Announced this month for European Union […]

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Polish Ebook Industry Eyes Brussels’ Proposed VAT Reduction

‘More beneficial tax terms will leave more money in the publishing market,’ says Poland’s ebook subscription retailer Mikołaj Małaczyński on VAT. Image – iStockphoto: Vladens The European Commission’s decision to allow VAT on ebooks to be aligned with tax rates on print books could be in force by mid-2017. Announced this month for European Union […]

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Poland’s Legimi Expands Its Subscription Service to Germany

With subscription plans based in page-read allotments, Mikołaj Małaczyński’s Legimi has begun moving beyond its Polish home base with a reported 100,000 or more German titles. Mikołaj Małaczyński. Image: Provided by Legimi In a soft launch featuring a dozen or so initial titles as an incentive, Poland’s seven-year-old ebook subscription program Legimi announced its entry into the […]

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Poland’s Legimi Expands Its Subscription Service to Germany

Poland’s seven-year-old ebook subscription service Legimi is looking to new territories, starting with Germany and a reported catalog of 100,000 German titles. Mikołaj Małaczyński. Image: Provided by Legimi By Jaroslaw Adamowksi | @JaroslawAdamows ‘Good Financial Results’ Poland’s Legimi ebook subscription program offers users access to some 16,000 titles. In addition, the company offers e-readers to […]

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Poland’s Beata Stasińska: ‘The Courage To Make Decisions’

The publisher of Poland’s edition of ‘The Black Book of Women,’ related to this week’s protests, Beata Stasińska talks of ‘the inscrutable fate of books.’ Polish Publisher Beata Stasińska holds Christine Ockrent’s ‘Czarna księga kobiet,’ ‘The Black Book of Women.’ Image: Provided by the publisher In our series with specialists (analysts, visionaries, and players) who […]

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Poland’s Beata Stasińska: ‘The Courage To Make Decisions’

The publisher of Poland’s edition of ‘The Black Book of Women,’ related to this week’s protests, Beata Stasińska talks of ‘the inscrutable fate of books.’ Polish Publisher Beata Stasińska holds Christine Ockrent’s ‘Czarna księga kobiet,’ ‘The Black Book of Women.’ Image: Provided by the publisher In our series with specialists (analysts, visionaries, and players) who […]

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Author Response Lukewarm to Poland’s New Library Lending Fee Program

Presented as an effort to collect copyright revenue from public library loans for writers and other workers in literature, Poland’s new program finds a slow uptake among authors. Image – iStockphoto: SutiChak By Jaroslaw Adamowksi | @JaroslawAdamows Only Some 2,300 Authors Have Registered To increase state support to local authors and publishers, Poland has launched its […]

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Jakub Orczyk: Are Publishers Failing Poland’s Digital Readership?

Poland’s K-12 schools are “the most obsolete places” in which youngsters spend their time, says Jakub Orczyk. And too many Polish publishers, he says, have missed their digital chance. Image from vm.pl site In our series with specialists (analysts, visionaries, and players) who will tackle issues in the seven pivotal publishing markets of Frankfurt Book Fair’s conference, we […]

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Spain

Top 10 Trends in Reading and Book Apps for Children

Spain’s Elisa Yuste talks us through leading concepts and directions in apps for kids and young adults in the coming year, including more apps for ‘Android kids.’ Elisa Yuste credits Amazon Rapids as being among the first apps to offer instant-messaging style storytelling for young readers. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Beyond Merely Translating a […]

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Top 10 Trends in Reading and Book Apps for Children

Spain’s Elisa Yuste talks us through leading concepts and directions in apps for kids and young adults in the coming year, including more apps for ‘Android kids.’ Elisa Yuste credits Amazon Rapids as being among the first apps to offer instant-messaging style storytelling for young readers. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Beyond Merely Translating a […]

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Guadalajara: Latin American Literary Agencies Gain Traction

As has been evident in the rise of literary agencies at Guadalajara Book Fair, the road to international markets for Latin American writers is no longer strictly through Spain. Fairgoers enter Guadalajara International Book Fair, which this year featured all of Latin America as its guest region. Image: Gilberto Torres By Adam Critchley ‘Why Does […]

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Guadalajara: Latin American Literary Agencies Gain Traction

As has been evident in the rise of literary agencies at Guadalajara Book Fair, the road to international markets for Latin American writers is no longer strictly through Spain. Fairgoers enter Guadalajara International Book Fair, which this year featured all of Latin America as its guest region. Image: Gilberto Torres By Adam Critchley ‘Why Does […]

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A View From Within the Latin American Market: Base Tres

Supporting the explorations of publishing interests both into and from the region, Mexico’s Base tres consultancy sees a rising marketplace of diverse curiosity and potential. Image – iStockphoto: ktsimage By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘A Region Open to Other Literature’ During this week’s Guadalajara International Book Fair, one of the local publishing-services companies that industry visitors […]

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A View From Within the Latin American Market: Base Tres

Supporting the explorations of publishing interests both into and from the region, Mexico’s Base tres consultancy sees a rising marketplace of diverse curiosity and potential. Image – iStockphoto: ktsimage By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘A Region Open to Other Literature’ During this week’s Guadalajara International Book Fair, one of the local publishing-services companies that industry visitors […]

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International Notes: Springer Nature in Italy, Kobo in Spain

Two earthquake-zone universities in Italy are the beneficiaries of special access to Springer Nature resources, as Kobo announces its partnership with Fnac in Spain. The University of Macerata is one of two Italian schools being assisted by Springer Nature in the aftermath of earthquakes. Image: Università degli Studi di Macerata promotional video By Porter Anderson, […]

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International Notes: Springer Nature in Italy, Kobo in Spain

Two earthquake-zone universities in Italy are the beneficiaries of special access to Springer Nature resources, as Kobo announces its partnership with Fnac in Spain. The University of Macerata is one of two Italian schools being assisted by Springer Nature in the aftermath of earthquakes. Image: Università degli Studi di Macerata promotional video By Porter Anderson, […]

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Ana Pérez Galván of Hispabooks on ‘What Inspires Us Most’

‘The Internet is a meeting point that didn’t exist years ago,’ says the co-founder of Madrid’s Hispabooks, helping to create ‘a growing culture of publishing in translation.’ By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Big Wonder for Me’ Ana Pérez Galván is the Madrid-based managing director of Spain’s Hispabooks, which she founded with editorial director Gregorio Doval in […]

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Ana Pérez Galván of Hispabooks on ‘What Inspires Us Most’

‘The Internet is a meeting point that didn’t exist years ago,’ says the co-founder of Madrid’s Hispabooks, helping to create ‘a growing culture of publishing in translation.’ By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Big Wonder for Me’ Ana Pérez Galván is the Madrid-based managing director of Spain’s Hispabooks, which she founded with editorial director Gregorio Doval in […]

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International Notes: IPA Blasts New Turkish Censorship; Amazon Awards Spanish-Language Fiction

International industry notes: Further action against media in Turkey prompts international publishers’ criticism Amazon KDP names a new recipient of its Spanish-Language award. On Istanbul’s Istiklal Street. Image – iStockphoto: MillionsJoker By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Turkey’s ‘Once Rich Publishing Landscape’ The International Publishers Association (IPA) has issued a condemnation of what it terms […]

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UK

RIGHTS EDITION: International Books Headed to London Book Fair’s Rights Center

From Italy, Brazil, Iraq, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, Germany, the UK itself—and those are just in today’s list—agents and publishers are lining up their offers for #LBF17. At London Book Fair’s International Rights Center. Image: London Book Fair By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Intriguing Titles, High Hopes What a difference a month makes. That wide-eyed London-Book-Fair-is-coming […]

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‘The Outsider Becomes the Mainstream’: A Key UK Self-Publisher Opens a Small Press

Joanna Penn—known as The Creative Penn in the self-publishing community—takes a step made by many strong self-publishers: launching a small press. Joanna Penn. Image: Amazon KDP’s ‘Behind the Cover’ video interview By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘I’ll Still Be Writing’ It has surprised some in the indie author community that, Joanna Penn, long an outspoken […]

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Little Free Library Design Competition Announces International Winners

Some whimsical, some outlandish, more than 300 concepts arrived when Chronicle Books and the Little Free Library organization opened a competition for designs. The winning design in the Little Free Library competition is from London, stands four feet tall, and has plexiglass doors to use in accessing its books. Image: Little Free Library By Porter […]

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‘Hogwarts to Hygge’: London Book & Screen Week Program

Surrounding and extending the reach of London Book Fair to consumers, London Book & Screen Week has events scheduled all over the British capital, March 13-19. Image – iStockphoto: NiDerLander By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Book, Screen, and Everything in Between’ As if London Book Fair (March 14 through 16) weren’t enough to keep its team […]

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Industry Notes: Showcase Offers £7,500 in International Commissions; Nigeria’s Cassava Signs With Consortium

In the UK: There’s a new call for creative proposals on online literature; and a Nigerian and UK publisher are among new Consortium clients. Image – iStockphoto: Bernarda Sv By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Deadline for Proposals: March 8 The UK-based International Literature Showcase has announced today an open call for three creative commissions, in […]

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Germany’s ‘Future Publish’ at Leipzig; Faber’s Page and Europa’s Reynolds on Literature

A two-day intensive from Future Publish at Leipzig Book Fair includes behind-the-scenes looks at the fair; and literary fiction and free speech intersect at conferences in the US and UK. An image from last year’s Future Publish event By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson A Two-Day Intensive Presented by the Leipzig Book Fair and the Association of […]

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France, China, South Africa, Canada, USA Lead London Book Fair International Award Shortlist

All five continents are represented in the 16-category shortlist for the International Excellence Awards which the UK’s Publishers Association and London Book Fair produce. Image – iStockphoto: 123 Artist Images By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Passion, Commitment, Creativity’ While many countries have awards programs for various elements of the publishing industry, it’s rare to find […]

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France, China, South Africa, Canada, USA Lead London Book Fair International Award Shortlist

All five continents are represented in the 16-category shortlist for the International Excellence Awards which the UK’s Publishers Association and London Book Fair produce. Image – iStockphoto: 123 Artist Images By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Passion, Commitment, Creativity’ While many countries have awards programs for various elements of the publishing industry, it’s rare to find […]

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Trade Show Notes: London Book Fair Hosts Fair Use Debate; BookExpo Announces Author-Speakers

The London Book Fair announces a debate on fair use and copyright. And BookExpo announces Stephen King will speak at the Author Breakfast. From left, Judge Pierre Leval and Jon Baumgarten appear in a Charles Clark Memorial Lecture debate at London Book Fair, while Stephen King is the headliner announced to speak at BookExpo’s Adult […]

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Trade Show Notes: London Book Fair Hosts Fair Use Debate; BookExpo Announces Author-Speakers

The London Book Fair announces a debate on fair use and copyright. And BookExpo announces Stephen King will speak at the Author Breakfast. From left, Judge Pierre Leval and Jon Baumgarten appear in a Charles Clark Memorial Lecture debate at London Book Fair, while Stephen King is the headliner announced to speak at BookExpo’s Adult […]

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When a Niche-Audience Tabloid Takes Off in the UK, Is It News to Book Publishing?

As a case of ‘pop-up publishing’ takes hold in the newspaper sector, what can book publishers learn from this consumer-first approach to print and digital publishing? By Mark Piesing | @MarkPiesing ‘To Seize the Moment’ Matt Kelly Seeing off trolls on Twitter is all in a day’s work for the combative and plain-spoken Matt Kelly, editor […]

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United Arab Emirates

At Sharjah, a Trump-Wary ALA Promotes ‘Libraries Transform’

The American Library Association holds its third Sharjah conference for Gulf region colleagues in the Arab world, cautiously worried at the US election news while busy transforming libraries’ purpose. The American Library Association’s Julie Todaro speaks at Sharjah International Book Fair. Image: Roger Tagholm Within days of the American Library Association (ALA) opening address that […]

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At Sharjah, a Trump-Wary ALA Promotes ‘Libraries Transform’

The American Library Association holds its third Sharjah conference for Gulf region colleagues in the Arab world, cautiously worried by the US election news while busy transforming libraries’ purpose. The American Library Association’s Julie Todaro speaks at Sharjah International Book Fair. Image: Roger Tagholm Within days of the American Library Association (ALA) opening address that Roger […]

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In the UAE: Sharjah Publishing City, Kinokuniya Bookstores, Library Drones

About the time the new free-trade Publishing City is expected to open in Sharjah, nearby Dubai will get a smaller Kinokuniya bookstore. And could UAE libraries some day deploy drone delivery? The Sharjah Book City site under construction. Image: Roger Tagholm News from Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates is that attendance records […]

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In the UAE: Sharjah Publishing City, Kinokuniya Bookstores, Library Drones

About the time the new free-trade Publishing City is expected to open in Sharjah, nearby Dubai will get a smaller Kinokuniya bookstore. And could UAE libraries some day deploy drone delivery? The Sharjah Book City site under construction. Image: Roger Tagholm News from Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates is that attendance records […]

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International Industry Notes: Award Winners at Sharjah; Dutch Publisher Succeeds Charkin at IPA

Awards recognizing UAE-specific work and international Arabic literature are announced as the International Publishers Association names its next president to a two-year term. Sharjah Book Authority’s Ahmed Al Ameri awards the Best Emirati Book honor to the UAE’s Basima Younis for ‘Until the End of the Month, in the ongoing 35th annual Sharjah International Book […]

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International Industry Notes: Award Winners at Sharjah; Dutch Publisher Succeeds Charkin at IPA

Awards recognizing UAE-specific work and international Arabic literature are announced as the International Publishers Association names its next president to a two-year term. Sharjah Book Authority’s Ahmed Al Ameri awards the Best Emirati Book honor to the UAE’s Basima Younis for ‘Until the End of the Month, in the ongoing 35th annual Sharjah International Book […]

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The UAE Exempts Books From VAT, Gives Workers Reading Time

Demonstrating ‘a deep understanding of the importance of reading to the health of societies,’ the UAE entitles its workforce to time off for reading. The UAE’s new VAT and reading measure was announced on the first day of the Sharjah International Book Fair’s two-day Professional Program, held at Sharjah’s Chamber of Commerce. Image: Porter Anderson By […]

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The UAE Exempts Books From VAT, Gives Workers Reading Time

Books will remain exempt from VAT in the United Arab Emirates, even as a 5 percent VAT rate takes effect in the country in 2018. The UAE’s new VAT and reading measure was announced on the first day of the Sharjah International Book Fair’s two-day Professional Program, held at Sharjah’s Chamber of Commerce. Image: Porter […]

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Sharjah Book Fair’s Professional Program: Boosting Business in the Arab World

In a combination of analysis, commentary, and rights-center deal-making, the 35th Sharjah fair clarifies issues and opportunities for industry growth. The Sharjah International Book Fair Professional Program’s invited audience arrives in the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce theater for the opening commentary on Monday (October 31). Image: Porter Anderson By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Subhed […]

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Sharjah Book Fair’s Professional Program: Boosting Business in the Arab World

In a combination of analysis, commentary, and rights-center deal-making, the 35th Sharjah fair clarifies issues and opportunities for industry growth. The Sharjah International Book Fair Professional Program’s invited audience arrives in the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce theater for the opening commentary on Monday (October 31). Image: Porter Anderson By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Amazing […]

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The UAE’s Walid Aradi: ‘A Transformative Time’

When ‘an increasingly globalized and educated population’ demands more, ‘publishers are faced with the challenge of redefining an industry,’ in the United Arab Emirates. Walid Aradi. Image provided by Tahseen Consulting In our series with specialists (analysts, visionaries, and players) who will tackle issues in the seven pivotal publishing markets of Frankfurt Book Fair’s and Publishing Perspectives’ […]

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