Quickly adapting after India’s prime minister decommissioned the country’s 500- and 1,000-rupee notes on November 8, many book fairs and festivals are ‘going cashless’.
A market with few reliable statistics, Pakistan’s literary leaders work in Western publishing markets and its main play at home is in textbooks.
Calls are out now for June’s Jerusalem International Book Fair fellows and London’s ‘Introduction to Rights’ program registration.
For publishing players looking to know more about entry points into some of Europe’s book markets, Aldus’ new brochure may be useful.
In snowy Moscow, the ‘non/fictioNo 18′ fair saw nearly 300 exhibitors this year amid publishers’ talk of improving business.
With Brazil still immersed in an economic crisis, Brazilian publishers attend the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico to make deeper connections across Latin America.
At Denmark’s largest book fair, Bogforum, director Andreas Nordkild Poulsen is working on engaging readers and giving publishers and authors a public forum.
‘A significant book fair doesn’t seem to have been able to come into being in Central and Eastern Europe” says Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Szabó.
Art book lovers head for the Tokyo Art Book Fair, which has a new award program from Germany’s Steidl Verlag, plus a Brazilian partnership.
Amid falling book production, sagging sales, low readership, and higher book prices, one of Brazil’s key publishing events opens next week, the industry looking for ways forward.