Growth Markets

Digitization and economic trends are giving rise to growing publishing markets around the world, including Brazil, Russia, India and China. Such markets are full of new business opportunities and untapped potential.

Central American Publishers, Writers to Appear at Frankfurt Book Fair

Sergio Ramiěrez

Publishers from Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica will attend the Frankfurt Book Fair’s International Rights Directors Meeting for the first time to showcase regional talent.

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Kenya’s Passionate Publishers Grow in Confidence, Influence

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A coterie of aggressive, creative publishing houses are fighting to expand the literary horizons of Kenyans and bring their books to the world.

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With Print, Amazon Challenges Brazil’s Bookselling Establishment

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The Seattle giant has started selling print books in Brazil, demanding good metadata and creating better customer service. This move could raise the bar for the rest of the Brazilian book industry.

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EducaTablet: Latin America’s New Mobile-centric K-12 Content Platform

Fernando

EducaTablet has launched a digital-content ecosystem where Latin American students can access textbooks from major publishers, in Spanish and English, online and off.

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Brazil’s Saraiva Evolving Under New Tech-Minded CEO

Saraiva Mega Store

Brazil’s Saraiva has brought in a new tech-savvy CEO who is integrating retail and publishing operations, while exploring options in education and tech.

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Chinese Book Market Snapshot: Bestsellers, E-publishing, Translation

Chai Jing, one of China's best known TV interviewers, has sold 3 million copies of her book Kanjian (Insight).

Xiaoying Chu at Charlesworth (Beijing) Information Services details the booming Chinese digital publishing market and the strides being make by online booksellers.

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Holy Qu’ran, Ancient and Modern, Celebrated in Sharjah

Islamic arches at the exhibition

The Qu’ran is the star at the Islamic Book Exhibition in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah, where the holy book being celebrated in a myriad of guises.

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Hong Kong Book Fair Gets Professional, Goes Global

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The Hong Kong Book Fair, now in its 25th year, remains firmly focused on the Chinese-language titles, but has begun to add professional elements and global authors.

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Singapore’s Book Council on East/West Publishing Relations

R Ramachandran, Executive Director, National Book Development Council of Singapore

We spoke to R. Ramachandran of the National Book Development Council of Singapore about the country’s efforts to become a regional hub for literary arts.

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IQRAni: The Story of a Pioneering Emirati Publishing House

Aisha al-Kaabi

Aisha Al-Kaabi discusses the history and mission of her publishing house IQRAni, which is at the forefront of a publishing boom in the UAE.

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