Ten global publishing stories not to be missed. 6 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 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:

Abu Dhabi – Fatima al Mazroui: creative students seem more inclined towards electronic publishing.

Ten of China’s Top 30 Bestsellers in January Were Classics; Two Were Comics.

Pakistan – Punjab, the Urdu literary hub of Pakistan, is slowly waking up to its lost Punjabi identity.

Lebanon – From muse to stage: Poetry in Lebanon.

Malaysia – Reading space aims to make KL inclusive for underprivileged.

India – 2018 W-Power Trailblazers: Chiki Sarkar is a publisher of the millennials.

Myanmar – Do you read me?

USA – The IPBA has released a 9-point outline for hybrid publishers with author-subsidized business models to operate reputably and maintain quality standards.

Latin America – Graphic artists from Latin America use comic journalism to communicate society’s problems.

Israel/UK – Babel revisited: Little-known books find homes on foreign shelves — in English


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