Publishing is at a watershed moment, says George Lossius, CEO at Publishing Technology, forecasting a future with more consolidation and exploration.
India’s Aakash Android-tablet was first offered for $35, but an updated model with a better processor, RAM and screen is now being sold to students for $21 subsidized price.
Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, announced at the Sharjah International Book Fair that she is currently working on a new novel.
Emboldened by legal recognition homosexuality and a rapidly growing gay rights movement, publishers are starting to publish literature for queer readers.
Overlooked in the much of the discussion of the Penguin Random House merger is just how important Latin America, China and India are to the deal.
A lack of trained professionals, of distribution channels for books, of good infrastructure, and piracy plague Indian publishers, but a dialogue for change has begun.
A rising middle class, looser regulations and e-book growth puts India ahead of China on many publishers agendas, says OUP’s group strategist.
Sales of erotica books are up 192% and romance is up 384% so far this year in the UK.
Chinese author Mo Yan has won the Nobel prize for literature. His forthcoming book, Pow, is published by Seagull Books in India.
China, India, Russia and Brazil have been ballyhooed as large potential markets for foreign publishing companies, but reality clouds some of this optimism.