Diana Aldana of Mexico’s Turner Libros says that with its large population and market, Mexico has become the new El Dorado of Spanish publishing.
A new literature festival in Odessa on the Black Se , featuring Ukrainians and Russians together, underscored the role literature plays in civil discourse.
Foyles expands its ‘Bookshop of the Future’ concept beyond London with the opening of its new ‘physical meets digital’ bookstore in Birmingham.
The 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich.
In France, literary agency L’Autre Agence hopes to change the country’s negative attitude toward literary agents with hard work and a list of great authors.
At Frankfurt, look out for these hot titles from Japan, including Asia’s answer to Karl Ove Knausgaard, in the form of a lonely girl lost in the big city.
At the Rio Book Fair, agent Liana Suppressa finds the Brazilian rights market has cooled, but there are still opportunities to sell YA, children’s books and bestsellers.
John Pettigrew argues editors, those who turn mediocre books into great ones, are even more important in the digital age of content proliferation.
Harry Candra, the top edtech developer in Indonesia, says the industry has vast potential, but is hindered by poor infrastructure and low IT literacy.
A Texas textbook published by McGraw-Hill described US slaves as ‘workers,’ prompting massive protests on social media and promise of a change.