The total value of French publishers’ book sales slipped by 1.61% in value from €2,837m to €2,792m last year, according to newly published figures from... Read more
Debut author Lara Prescott’s novel has now been sold into 20 territories, weeks after securing a £1.5m advance for her Doctor Zhivago-inspired tale.... Read more
Penguin Random House India has acquired Hindi-language publisher and "cultural icon" Hind Pocket Books for an undisclosed sum.
Fitzcarraldo Editions will publish the “exciting and ambitious” novelist Adania Shibli as its first Arabic-language author next year.
Postal service company An Post has signed a three year headline sponsorship deal with the Irish Book Awards.
The Asia Literary Agency has appointed editor and scout Thalia Suzuma as an agent.
The Supreme Court in the US has ruled that online retailers are required to pay taxes in states where they have no physical presence in... Read more
A new library devoted to Japanese culture is opening in London today as part of an initiative to raise awareness of Japanese creativity and innovation... Read more
Louise Sherwin‐Stark, joint managing director of Hachette Australia and New Zealand, has been appointed as chief executive.
A group of US authors has raised more than $102,000 (£77,500) to help children in detention camps.
Vida’s latest survey of gender bias in literary criticism has revealed less than half of publications achieved gender equality, with the New York Review of Books halving... Read more
Jean-Claude Arnault, the French photographer at the centre of the sexual assault allegations which have led to the postponement of this year’s Nobel Prize in... Read more
An investigation has reported that thousands of agency workers who make Amazon’s Echo smart speakers and Kindles in China have been hired and paid illegally.... Read more
Bill Gates has pledged he will give every US college graduate a free copy of a book called Factfulness.... Read more
A critical report published by the Monopolies Commission (Monopolkommission) demanding the abolishment of retail price maintenance for books is creating a stir in Germany.... Read more
Issue No 5811
Friday, August 17 2018
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