The Minumsa Publishing Group wins the rights to Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, for what is said to be a record-breaking 150 million yen (about $1.49 million).
According to author Emily Matchar, the declining popularity of chick lit has given rise to fresh genres for women, such as farm lit and Amish romance.
Despite the lack of a publisher and censorship issues, pirated copies of Fifty Shades of Grey are proving popular at Chinese online bookstores.
The glorious world of Hindi pulp fiction may be coming to a close, as the internet, satellite TV and sagging sales take their toll.
Peter Gordon of Hong Kong’s Chameleon Press and Jo Lusby of Penguin China talk discuss the developing English-language market for books in China.
South Korean publishers are in a bidding war to win rights to Haruki Marukami’s newest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
In 2012, Brazil became the latest battleground for the big international ebooksellers. Ebook sales have since skyrocketed, with Apple in the early lead ahead of Amazon.
Slicebooks offers tools for producing re-mixable ebooks. But the implications of this go far beyond generating more sales, explains co-founder Jill Tomich.
Teens appear to be returning to print books said Kristen McLean at the Tools of Change Bologna conference, but questions still remain as to why.
With The Fast Diet, UK publisher Short Books has the biggest hit in its history. Co-founder Rebecca Nicolson reflects on why, and the role of independent publishers today.