*+-Time Out Shanghai offers a top 10 list of new Chinese books that defy cliché, while Bruce Humes lists the most influential translations of 2014.
*+-International companies are keeping a close eye on publishing in Asia and South Asia, including the latest rights trends and digital developments there.
*+-UK rights experts and IPR License discuss why Brazil, Latin America, and Asia are emerging as promising rights territories for books.
*+-China’s crack down “slash fiction” and pornographic graphic novels hasn’t stifled the flow of material or its popularity.
*+-IPR License reports that Europe and the US remain key markets for rights sales, but Turkey, the Arab World and China are increasingly active, as are self-publishers.
*+-Chu T’ien-wen has won the 4th $10,000 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, which is given awarded biennially for outstanding achievement in prose or poetry.
*+-China’s self-publishing portals are offering writers access to vast audiences and earning them staggering royalties, and turning some into multi-millionaires.
*+-Xiaoying Chu at Charlesworth (Beijing) Information Services details the booming Chinese digital publishing market and the strides being make by online booksellers.
*+-The Hong Kong Book Fair, now in its 25th year, remains firmly focused on the Chinese-language titles, but has begun to add professional elements and global authors.
*+-Susan Barker’s new novel, The Incarnations, uses the device of reincarnation to capture snapshots of moments in China’s long history through a single man.