*+-Upstart publishers in Iran are using ebooks and digital-only distribution as a way to circumvent government censors in Iran and reach willing readers.
*+-Publishers in the Middle East describe how they are trying to get around daily challenges, in particular falling book sales, resulting from instability.
*+-When Sweetwater Books declined to publish a book with a co-author’s biography that mentioned a ‘partner,’ the book found a new, better home: Scholastic.
*+-Creators of the Clean Reader app will no longer sell books after receiving complaints from authors that their works were being altered without permission.
*+-At The Irwaddy, U San OO, owner of Seikku Cho Cho publishing house spoke about the development of Burmese publishing, translations and ebooks in the country.
*+-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.”
*+-China’s crack down “slash fiction” and pornographic graphic novels hasn’t stifled the flow of material or its popularity.
*+-September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. Here we offer a list of titles that have been challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2013 and 2014.
*+-Craig Hawes describes how his book of short stories set in Dubai was pulled from bookstores in the UAE and reflects on the state of censorship in the country.
*+-Asharq Al-Awsat notes, ‘Afghanistan, which has long been engulfed in civil war, is producing a wave of migrant literature that is having a positive impact on the literary scene at home.’