*+-The European Association of Middle East Librarians are meeting in Algeria this week to discuss high risk projects in Afghanistan, Mali, Iraq and more.
*+-Powerful publishing personalities partied at HarperCollins’ annual London Book Fair opening night party , exhibiting the influence the publisher still holds.
*+-IPR License and agent Lucy Abrahams look at the Poland, one of Europe’s dynamic developing book markets, one with huge potential but also many challenges.
*+-The Culture Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and Poland have joined together to campaign for the EC to charge the same VAT for ebook sales as print.
*+-France’s Syndicat National de l’Edition (SNE) has launched a social media campaign to encourage readers to support the fight for a lower VAT on ebooks.
*+-Znak, Poland’s leading literary publisher, is evolving with the times by expanding its commercial list and employing new digital marketing strategies.
*+-To mark its 50th birthday, children’s publisher l’école des loisirs is exhibiting 70 illustrations—of which 70% are original—at the Paris Salon du Livre.
*+-In the second of a two part investigation, literary agent Evangelia Avloniti considers the economic reasons why so little Greek literature is translated.
*+-In the first of a two-part series, literary agent Evangelia Avloniti considers the cultural reasons why so little Greek literature is translated.
*+-Among the suggestions to improve Greece’s economy has been the prescription that it deregulate the book market, yet several people oppose this view.