Connect Books has been sold to private equity firm Aurelius for just £6m – nearly half of the originally-agreed sale price.
Brazil's book market saw real growth of 3.1% last year, according to Brazilian book trade publication PublishNews.
Amazon has reportedly revealed it will axe a "small" number of roles and has not ruled out cutting jobs in the UK.
Lillehammer in Norway is to host the 33rd International Publishers Congress in 2020.
The Trump administration has again proposed to eliminate funding for the National Endowments for the Arts (NEA) and Humanities and the Institute of Museum and... Read more
Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin says the world’s biggest tech companies need educating about the importance of copyright, and that publishers must talk to them... Read more
Children’s author Morris Gleitzman has said “young people need stories more than ever” following his appointment as Australian children’s laureate.
The International Publishers Association president Michiel Kolman has called on publishers to "shout more" about how they are innovating, rather than leave it to the... Read more
China's book market boom continued last year, with data monitoring service OpenBook putting the total printed book sales value for 2017 at Rmb80.3bn (£9.23bn), up... Read more
Sales of David Walliams’ Bad Dad helped revenue at HarperCollins grow by $3 million year-on-year in the second quarter to $469 million.... Read more
A dozen UK publishers have exhibited at the Taipei International Book Exhibition for the first time this week, battling two major earthquakes in the country.... Read more
Macmillan c.e.o. John Sargent has called for the trade "to publish across the spectrum for everyone", not only according to the mostly liberal values of the... Read more
Sebastian Barry has been named as the Laureate for Irish Fiction for the next three years, hailing what he called the current "golden age of... Read more
The 13th Winter Institute, held by the American Booksellers Association in Memphis, Tennessee, was vibrant and upbeat as ever, despite an underlying current of anxiety... Read more
America’s National Book Awards will reportedly expand to recognise works in translation.
Issue No 5780
Friday, May 18 2018
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