Sales of print books in the US fell by 1.3% in 2019 compared to the previous year, with 689.5 million sold.
John le Carré has been awarded the $100,000 Olof Palme Prize, an honour awarded to outstanding achievement in the spirit of assassinated Swedish politician Olof Palme. ... Read more
A host of publishers including HarperCollins Canada are boycotting the forthcoming Romance Writers of America national conference and its new president has quit, as a backlash... Read more
Even though the holiday season was below par, Germany’s book market narrowly avoided another major disappointment and finished the year on a positive note. Overall... Read more
The Romance Writers of America has cancelled its annual RITA awards ceremony after hundreds of authors staged a boycott over an ongoing race row.... Read more
Twenty books have won English PEN’s flagship translation awards, marking the highest number of awards ever given by the programme.
Amitabha Bagchi has won the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature with his novel Half the Night is Gone (Juggernaut).
Planned US tariffs on Chinese products including children’s books have been halted after the two countries reached a preliminary trade agreement.
Bloomsbury is entering China’s domestic market in a joint venture with state-owned China Youth Publishing Group (CYPG) and its subsidiary Roaring Lion Media (RLM).... Read more
The shortlists for the Society of Authors’ 2019 Translation Prizes have been revealed, seeing 35 translated works from nine different languages put into the running... Read more
Frankfurt-based Bookwire has appointed Videl Bar-Kar as global head of audio to oversee the expansion of its audio activities.
Last night’s 70th National Book Awards in New York saw Susan Choi, Sarah M Broom, Arthur Sze, Laszlo Krasnahorkai and Martin W Sandler annnounced as winners, respectively,... Read more
Cengage has reported revenue of $693m in the six months to end September 2019, a fall of 9.1% from the first-half in the previous financial year... Read more
Staff from Penguin Random House, Kogan Page and Picador are among the professionals taking part in the British Council's International Publishing Fellowship Programme.... Read more
Bonnier Books' Sydney-based publisher Echo Publishing has appointed Tegan Morrison as associate publisher.
Issue No 5870
Friday, January 24 2020
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