Ten global publishing stories not to be missed. 11 July 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. Follow TNPS on twitter here: @thenewpubstd.

But twitter is an ephemeral beast. Blink and you miss it.

Still, 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 web.

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

 

Haiti – Latina Reads: 12 Haitian Women Authors To Make Room For On Your Bookshelves.
Global – The patronising subtext is: “Sorry, you’re not good enough for mainstream but don’t lose heart we’ll create a separate one for people like you.”
France – French Book Sales Fell 1.6% in 2017.
Scotland / Middle East – Qarmout, Al-Rawi Up for Edinburgh ‘First Book’ Award.
Germany – Liebeskind and Verlag Antje Kunstmann: Independent Publishers in a Shifting German Marketplace.
Words Without Borders Wins Inaugural Whiting Magazine Prize.
Global – Book Stores Around the World.
Spain – Pictures From Madrid: Spain’s Unique Casa del Lector and Its Intensive Focus on Reading.
Mexico – Mexican Booksellers and Digital Sales Infrastructure: Managing Metadata.
Europe – Five Startups from Germany, Latvia, and Romania Chosen for 2018 CONTENTshift.
India – PRH India buys ‘cultural icon’ Hind Pocket Books.
Uganda – Ugandan telecom operators start charging social media tax on 01 July.
Germany – Berlin’s Venerable Ullstein Buchverlage: ‘Building Our Literary Reputation’.
Pakistan – National Book Foundation (NBF) To Upgrade Braille Complex With Rs. 26 Million.
US / Middle East – 4th of July: Americans in Arabic Literature.
Hong Kong – Young Writers to Share Creative Journeys at Hong Kong Book Fair.
Nigeria – Towards fostering mutual relationship between authors, publishers.
How Short Story Day Africa Became the Continent’s Most Important Institution for Short Fiction.
Lagos literary event urges reading culture among young Nigerians.
Africa – For the Literati, Delta Publications Crowns ‘Queen’ Amina.
Nigeria – Conversation with Yejide Kilanko.
Africa – Must Literature from Africa and the third World be Self-deprecating to earn Booker Recognition?
Global – 2018 Transatlantyk Prize Announced2018 Transatlantyk Prize Announced.
Finland – Literary translators’ award goes to Finn Kari Klemelä.
India – Pune-based author Manjiri Prabhu sees the characters first – as a vision or in her dreams.

 

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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