Ten global publishing stories not to be missed. 11 April 2018 collation

The global publishing market has never been more exciting, and every day myriad publishing stories cross my screen that I’d love to develop here at TNPS, but there simply isn’t time.

But if you’re reading TNPS in the first place you probably share my obsession with all things international publishing, and would no doubt enjoy some of these stories.

So a regular feature of TNPS is a collation of links to some of the best publishing stories around the web that I haven’t been able to devote a full post to.

Here’s today’s collation (and yes, there’s actually 12 this time around but if you don’t count you won’t notice):

India – Raazi, Thugs of Hindostan, Fault in Our Stars: Bollywood’s Rising Adaptation Trend.
Middle East – Yara Bamieh and Samar Mahfouz Barraj on Creating Award-winning Arabic Children’s Books.
Pakistan – Writers urged to highlight Kashmir issue through pen.
Tunisia / Dubai – Kalimat makes Tunis five libraries richer.
Nigeria – Nigeria’s Publiseer Shortlisted for Startupbootcamp FastTrack.
India – The New India Foundation announces an annual non-fiction book prize worth Rs 15 lakh.
Middle East / North Africa – Amir Tag Elsir’s ‘Ebola ’76’ and Ghayath al-Madhoun’s ‘Adrenaline’ Make Best Translated Book Award 2018 Longlists.
Pakistan – President calls for translating sciences, arts books in Urdu.
 India – ‘Reading habit is making a comeback’
 Dubai / Pakistan – Pakistani Comic Book Creators Go To Dubai Fiction Convention.
India  /  Bangladesh – Penguin books set foot in country’s publishing market (Or PRH India comes to Bangladesh.)
Pakistan – All Things Superhero! Witness the magic of Pakistan’s first ever comic book store.

 

For those with a flair for the Romance languages or that have faith in Google Translate, check out José Manuel Anta’s Book Distribution roundup on Flipboard. Anta is Managing Director of the International Publishing and Distribution Association. Many of his post finds are in Spanish, French and Italian.

And for those seriously anal about the international publishing scene you can also find more from me at my own Flipboard roundup of global publishing news.

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