*+-There is a state of confusion in the Arab world regarding digital publishing, with educational institutions at the forefront, though take up is slow.
*+-The free download ’12 Books You Can’t Miss at BookCon’ features exclusive pre-release excerpts from 12 authors who will be appearing at this year’s BookCon.
*+-In the UAE, the new Sharjah Book Authority will offer printing services to regional publishers, as well as offer distribution, research and events.
*+-Abenea Ndago lookes at the persistent war between authors and their publishers in Kenya, where frustration is overflowing.
*+-After failing with traditional publishing, thriller writer Mark Dawson has struck gold with Amazon KDP, selling more than 300,000 copies of his novels.
*+-The UK’s Poisoned Pen Press will publish the British Library Crime Classics and Spy series of historical mysteries rediscovered by the British Library.
*+-A new study from Literature Across Frontiers reveals general translations grew by 53% between 1990 and 2012 and literary translations by 66%.
*+-Sherman Alexie again leads the American Library Association’s annual list of the 10 books receiving the most complaints from parents, teachers and others.
*+-Random House Children’s Books will increase the first printing for previously undiscovered Dr. Seuss title ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ to 1 million copies.
*+-Black, Asian and other minority writers have a better chance at publication if their fiction features cultural or community stereotypes, says a new report.