Author Pablo Katchadjian could face jail for remixing Jorge Luis Borges’s story ‘The Aleph’ after Borges’ widow brings a lawsuit for intellectual fraud.
Trends come and go, but “If someone reads a trash novel, they won’t move on to Dostoevsky,” says Russian publisher Vadim Mescheryakov.
With the number of bookstores in Russia in free fall as a result of rising rents, the Russian government is extending subsidies to support retailers.
Personal Creations show how long it takes kids to read classic books, from Clifford the Big Red Dog to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
German author and Middle East expert, Navid Kermani, will receive the 2015 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his writing and political activism.
More than 20 publishing and reading-related technology demos were developed in a caffeine-fueled 48-hour frenzy at this past weekend’s CODEX Hackathon.
Jordan’s EkTab and Egypt’s Kotobi are sell ebooks and print books online in the Middle East and Africa, where distribution poses a constant challenge.
A new survey showed that Russian readers preferred printed books over eBooks by 49% to 9%, though 37% surveyed said “that they do not read books at all.”
Among the innovative new tech on display at the annual AAUP meeting were new tools for annotations and publishing open access monographs.
Jim Bryant draws examples from Trajectory.com bookselling partners in China to argue that superior, localized metadata increases book sales — everywhere.