Ten global publishing stories not to be missed. 11 March 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.

I also have a rule that I don’t repeat a story published elsewhere on the western English-language publishing circuit unless I can offer some additional information or perspective that hasn’t been covered in the original.

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 through 2018 will be 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 at TNPS.

Here’s today’s collation:

Uganda – A Ugandan author once dismissed for being “too African” has won a major literary prize

India – Chiki Sarkar’s Juggernaut Strikes A Chord With Bibliophiles

Middle East – Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s short-listed contenders revealed

South Korea   The new Scandi noir: the Korean writers reinventing the thriller

Nigeria – Is publishing in Nigeria on the rise?

Germany – Libreka to sell ebooks on ebay

India – Kochi’s feast of literature gets bigger

Pakistan – Literature in the time of festivals

Middle East – Who’s Afraid of Dead Arab Authors?

Japan – Princess Leia will be turned into a Manga for Star Wars Day

India – Delve into the world of Bengali books Monday onwards: National Capital

And yes, that is actually eleven, but if you don’t count you won’t notice.

For those with a flair for the Romance languages, 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.

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

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