The government of French-speaking Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels) has adopted a draft decree permitting publishers to fix book retail prices after a fourth and final... Read more
The Montpellier appeal court in France has overturned the local commercial court’s decision for the Lille-based Furet du Nord chain of bookshops to acquire Sauramps, a... Read more
Winnie the Pooh has reportedly become too politically sensitive to be mentioned on Chinese social media allegedly due to comparisons between President Xi Jinping and... Read more
Tributes have been pouring in for Chinese dissident and Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, who spent over eight years in prison for his political writings and died on Thursday (13th July),... Read more
The US $25,000 (£19,322) DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, an international literary prize encouraging fiction about the South Asian region and its people, is awarding its next winner at... Read more
Sudanese writer Bushra al-Fadil has won the £10,000 Caine Prize for African Writing for a short story which explores freedom.
DK has promoted Monika Schlitzer to the newly created role of managing director of Dorling Kindersley's German arm, DK Verlag.
Staff at the French mini-chain Sauramps went on strike in protest at the court's decision to accept a bid which will result in over 60 redundancies and... Read more
Trade figures have said restrictions on the rights of European Union citizens and their families in the UK could be detrimental to the industry, following further detail from prime... Read more
Sharjah has been named the UNESCO World Book Capital 2019.
Springer Nature c.e.o. Derk Haank [pictured] is to retire from his role by the end of the year, with bol.com c.e.o. Daniel Ropers taking on... Read more
Security staff in US airports have reportedly been demanding passengers clear all the reading material out of their hand luggage into a separate bin during... Read more
Margaret Atwood has said she would like to see those who have been killed in the fight to protect free speech honoured, either through a statue or... Read more
HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate has bought a novel and a non-fiction “companion piece” by Mexican author Valeria Luiselli.
Germany and France have called on policy-makers in their respective governments in Berlin and Paris as well as in Brussels for sustainable policies to promote... Read more
Issue No 5766
Friday, July 21 2017
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