China ‘is funding 20 new English-language journals a year,’ according to the UK’s Publishing Association report out this week. At the same time, concern is expressed about ‘ideological control.’
Zhejiang University Press has events at BIBF this week, as Japan’s Toto Serkan looks at Japan’s mobile gaming market, and Scotland’s Society of Young Publishers weighs the industry’s interest in new skills.
China’s cultural tradition sees a history ‘lousy with apocalypses,’ as Isaac Stone Fish writes, but fictional calamities are rare when the end ‘has no end.’
Ebook editions of the seven Harry Potter novels, plus the new ‘Cursed Child’ playscript, debut in China Monday (August 1) at five leading retailers, one of them with 600 million mobile users.
In a newly created arrangement, Chinese publishers are being introduced to international export through a ‘Three Book Program’ organized by Boston-based digital distribution firm Trajectory.
The German book market, a powerhouse of translation, is selling an increasing number of rights abroad—with a lot of growth coming from China—but is more cautious about buying rights.
Declaring that ‘the current copyright framework is unfit for the digital age,’ the chief of the Europe’s research libraries organization speaks out against “neighboring rights,’ related rights, for publishers.
13 international book fair directors gathered in Mexico to discuss their progress and evolving viewpoints on the industry and its trade events.
International publishing this season is downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to our books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a summer of insecurity.
Amid reports of serious campus infrastructure challenges, the University of Dar es Salaam is getting a major new library facility with funding and building support from China.