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News, announcements and interesting information about international book publishing, authors, digital developments, and more.
Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.
The Bookseller reports that Saqi Books will be resume its English-language publishing program with plans to release as many as ten titles per year.
The National Book Critics Circle has selected its finalist for this year’s annual book prizes, as well as awards for lifetime achievement and reviewing.
In the novel, Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books), author Atticus Lish offers a contemporary American immigration story set in Flushing, Queens.
What does the future of Library and Information Science look like? What do patrons expect from libraries? This infographic from USC has some answers.
The Bengali translator of Kafka on the Shore recounts the challenges of convincing Haruki Murakami and his minders to allow the translation.
Aerbook’s new Aer.io Retail Network “enables any person or company to create, customize, and curate” an online bookstore optimized for mobile devices and social media.
An article at RBTH looks at how Russian publishers are using that new cover designs to help bring new readers to classic literature.
The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Oxford University Press has banned sausages and pigs from children’s books in an attempt “to avoid offense.”