Ten global publishing stories not to be missed. 13 June 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.

They do make the TNPS twitter feed, however. Follow TNPS on twitter here: @thenewpubstd.

But twitter is an ephemeral beast. If you’re reading TNPS in the first place you probably share my obsession with all things international publishing, and won’t want to miss these stories.

So here, as a reminder that, while we all tend to focus on the easy access markets close to home, the global publishing industry getting along just fine without us, is today’s collation of some of the best recent publishing stories around the world.

And yes, as always, there’s slightly more than ten.

 

Jamaica – This Literary Festival in Jamaica Is the Island’s Best-Kept Secret.
Indonesia / Hungary – Ambassador launches Indonesian-translated book of Hungarian children story.
India – ThriftBooks Launches Seller Account on Amazon India.
Finland – Helsinki’s new Central Library is a Modern and Globally Relevant Monument to Knowledge and Openness.
Israel / Germany – Book Price Discounts Gain in Israel, and Maybe Germany.
Cambodia / Japan – Japan’s Kinokuniya Opens Its First Bookstore in Cambodia.
Nigeria – ‘The Passport of Malam Ilia’ to become an animated movie.
Germany – German Book Market in 2017: Stable Sales But in Need of More Book Buyers.
Middle East / North Africa – Arab Institute for Research and Publishing Releases Ibn Battuta Award-Winning Books.
Scotland / Sweden – New series of novels set in Sweden for Alexander McCall Smith.
                                                                                                                          
Iraq – Baghdad Announces (poet) Muhammad Mahdi al-Jawahiri Museum.
Nigeria – Abuja literary society set to host literature festival in July.

 

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.

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