Kobo has launched its ‘Originals’ programme in France, the Netherlands and Canada, offering readers exclusive original e-book and audiobook content.
International publishers have condemned Gui Minhai's second alleged kidnapping and detainment, branding it a "sorry story of intimidation of Hong Kong publishers" and calling for his immediate release.... Read more
Hong Kong publisher and bookseller Gui Minhai has been seized again by Chinese agents on suspicion of sharing secret information with Swedish diplomats. ... Read more
Publishers should be fighting censorship "whenever they get the chance", Sir Antony Beevor has said, while observing that "more and more" attempts are being made by governments to... Read more
An East London bookshop's decision to put a sign in its window highlighting it is "proud" to sell books by authors from so-called "sh*thole" countries,... Read more
Private equity firm Aurelius has said it is backing out of its agreement to buy Connect Books because it can see “no way of financing... Read more
Author Sir Antony Beevor has called for an apology following a ban of his book, Stalingrad (Penguin) in Ukraine, branding its prohibition "utterly outrageous". ... Read more
Elena Ferrante is to write a weekly newspaper column for the Guardian’s new look Weekend magazine.... Read more
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has revealed its longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2018 prize, including a novel soon to... Read more
Amazon US is reportedly cutting staff from the North Charleston office of Createspace, its print self-publishing platform, this summer.
Scottish writer Claire McFall’s Ferryman trilogy is set to be turned into films and graphic novels by a US production studio.
Author Margaret Atwood has drawn criticism for suggesting the #MeToo movement is bypassing the legal system.
Christmas failed to offset the decline in French book sales in 2017 as a whole, attributed partly to the presidential and parliamentary elections between April... Read more
The German book industry is nursing a hangover after a very disappointing 2017 in which not only the Christmas period but also the year as... Read more
French publisher Gallimard has dropped the idea of reprinting three pamphlets written by the 20th century anti-semitic author Louis-Ferdinand Céline after the plan triggered a... Read more
Issue No 5791
Friday, February 23 2018
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