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.

Brazil, Asia Are Key Emerging Book Rights Territories

Tom Chalmers

UK rights experts and IPR License discuss why Brazil, Latin America, and Asia are emerging as promising rights territories for books.

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Worldreader: Mobile Publishing and Reading South of the Sahara

A Ghanaian woman reads South African independent publisher Modjaji's Love Interrupted on her mobile phone.

Despite numerous challenges, people in emerging African markets are engaged in mobile reading, and reading more, writes Alexander Polzin of Worldreader.

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South Korean Publishers Eye Latin America’s Vast ESL Market

Angie H Roh

South Korean education publishers see Latin America as a potential growth market for their popular English-as-a-second-language learning materials.

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In South Africa, Crowd-sourced Publishing Tackles Book Poverty

Book Dash

A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers

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Sharjah: A Book Fair Focused on Cultural Connections

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The Sharjah International Book Fair is focused on forging cultural connections and fighting Muslim extremism through books.

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“The West is Running Out of Stories,” say Africans

Port Harcourt Team.

With Port Harcourt, Nigeria serving as UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, African book publishers consider the future for Africa’s writers.

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Dan Brown, Arabic Authors to Star at Sharjah Book Fair

Dan Brown's Inferno in its Arabic edition.

Dan Brown’s talk at the Sharjah Book Fair, his first fair appearance outside the US, will be televised throughout the Arab world.

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Cairo Book Fair to Launch Professional Program

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In 2015 the Cairo International Book Fair will launch its first-ever professional program, which will run from January 29 through 31.

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In Afghanistan, Fledgling Publishing Industry Takes First Steps

Ajmal Aazem frankfurt book fair

Post-Taliban, a nascent publishing industry has emerged in Afghanistan, with hundreds of titles being published in Dari, Pashto, Uzbek and English.

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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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