*+-In 2014, publishers dealt with shrinking bookstores shelves, opaque sourcing, Amazon v. Hachette and the continuing rise of self-publishing.
*+-Founded by two publishing veterans, Librinova provides ebook creation and distribution services for self-published authors in France.
*+-Germany’s Taschen has a renewed focus on Russia and signed new deals with local book distributors Logosphere, Magma and Jupiter.
*+-From Eriq La Salle to Dominic Selwood, indie publishers are successfully reaching more readers with the IngramSpark platform, which offers global book distribution and easy-to-use tools.
*+-The Seattle giant has started selling print books in Brazil, demanding good metadata and creating better customer service. This move could raise the bar for the rest of the Brazilian book industry.
*+-Lee Child suggested on UK TV that for book distribution his publisher could ‘hire Scarlett Johansson to go round and whisper it in your ear.’ What if?
*+-Al Manhal, the UAE-based Arabic digital education publisher, now offers paperback editions of its books worldwide via Amazon marketplace.
*+-Spencer Masden of Brooklyn’s Sorry House Press discusses in frank detail everything he’s learned so far about small press publishing.
*+-In our series of Q&A’s with the world’s leading literary agents, we talk to Norbert Uzseka of the Lex Copyright Iroda in Budapest, Hungary.
*+-Poland’s second-largest bookstore chain, Matras, is set to be sold. Potential buyers include book distributor FK Olejesiuk and a consortium of publishers, led by Prószyński.