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.

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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Jakarta’s ASEAN Literary Festival Spotlights Regional Realities

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The first ASEAN Literary Festival spotlighted several regional issues, in particular the dearth of literary exchange, among countries in Southeast Asia.

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Educating Amazon: Brazil Gov’t Seeks Suitors for School Ebooks

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Contrary to many recent press reports Amazon does not have an exclusive deal to distribute digital books to the lucrative Brazilian education market.

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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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To Tango, Flamenco and Samba: Penguin Random House Merger with Santillana

A map depicting Santillana's worldwide footprint.

The Penguin Random House deal to absorb Santillana’s trade lines has serious implications for the Spanish-book market, but the outlier in the deal is Brazil.

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China Licensing of UK Children’s Books Gains Momentum

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Tight restrictions on foreign transactions did not deter UK kids publishers from striking numerous deals following the China Shanghai Children’s Book Fair.

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India’s GLOBALOCAL, Part 2: Innovation, Marketing, Mashups

Kaushik Sampath

Day 2 of our coverage of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s GLOBALOCAL event in New Delhi takes in talks on innovation and marketing, the Asian marketplace and mashups.

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Buku Fixi: On Translating Bestsellers for Malaysia

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Young Malaysian publisher Buku Fixi is making waves, recently with translations of novels by Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. We talk to its founder.

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How Asia Specialists Crime Wave Press Opened to the World

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Tom Vater, co-founder of Crime Wave Press, discusses the company’s early success in Asia, the confines of niche publishing, and the challenge of finding books.

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Major New Arabic Ebookstore Seeing Early Success

Ashraf Maklad, MD, Kotobi.com

Kotobi.com, a major new Arabic ebookstore launched at this year’s Cairo Book Fair, has potential to be a gamechanger for publishing in the region.

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