Author Archives: Roger Tagholm

Roger Tagholm is based in London and has been writing about the book industry for more than 20 years. He is the former Deputy Editor of Publishing News and the author of Walking Literary London (New Holland) and Poems NOT on the Underground (Windrush Press).

South Korea to Send Books North to Mark World Book Capital

Seung-Hyun Moon

Among several plans to promote literature, South Korea hopes to send children’s books to the North as part of Incheon’s turn as UNESCO World Book Capital 2015.

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In the Global Book Market, India and Brazil Remain Hot

Andre Breedt

India and Brazil are the places to be for publishers, according to figures revealed by Nielsen’s Andre Breedt in a swift overview of the global book market.

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London Book Fair Awards Honor “International Excellence”

London Book Fair diretor Jacks Thomas has put a new spotlight on the international market here in London.

A new fixture of the London Book Fair are international awards for excellence in categories ranging from translation initiatives to digital entrepreneurship.

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HarperCollins Rings in LBF in Traditional Style

Christopher North with Kate Jackson (far left) and Susan Katz (middle), both from HC US Childrens.

HarperCollins’ annual pre-LBF launch party is an annual mainstay: think Downton Abbey, only with agents and publishers, rather than butlers and footmen.

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LBF’s Digital Minds: The Golden Age or End of the Book?

Bill Thompson

The Digital Minds conference in London took a philosophical bent, questioning is this ‘golden age for publishing or the end of the book?’

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Korean Author Kyung-sook Shin On Literature and Geopolitics

Korean author Kyung-sook Shin.

Korea is Market Focus at the London Book Fair, and author Kyung-sook Shin reflects on the implications of the unified moniker and a rare visit to North Korea.

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Islamic Cultural Encounters in Sharjah

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Roger Tagholm reports from Sharjah, where the emirate is celebrating its turn as Islamic Cultural Capital with wide-ranging festivities the drew global guests.

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Publish or Perish? Now It’s Publish, Share, Track or Perish

Jan Reichelt

Jan Reichelt of Elsevier’s Mendeley platform for managing and sharing research papers discusses how tech is changing the way in which academics build a reputation.

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Scribd’s Andrew Weinstein on Bookshops, Territorial Rights and…Scribd

Andrew Weinstein

Andrew Weinstein, the new VP of Content Acquisition at ebook subscription service Scribd discusses the role of bookstores, territorial rights and content.

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Readers Find Echoes of Malaysia Flight Mystery in 1933 Novel

Lost Horizon

The disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 has prompted a return to James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon, the book which gave us the name Shangri-la.

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