From Jaipur to Melbourne to Edinburgh, Word Alliance aims to help top international book festivals lobby for government funding and to spread best practices.
From impending acquisitions and rights strategies to breaking into the Japanese market…the best of our coverage from the first half of 2012.
China and India alike offer big opportunities for publishing investors. But if you had a big pot of money that could go to only one, where would it go?
A top Indian media executive explains how China’s state-controlled media model and India’s democratic one differ, and the opportunities available in each.
Penguin India has release 240 titles as e-books on the international, not local, market. An exec says the company expects digital to be 15% of revenue by 2013.
Jeet Thayil answers questions about his novel Narcopolis, courting controversy in India, his reception abroad, and challenging convention in fiction.
Money, marketing and management all likely prevented HarperCollins from offering all its English titles to global readers at once, but that’s finally changed.
Cliches and copycats have corrupted Indian YA fiction, but there is hope in a handful of new talents with imagination who are pushing the genre to new heights.
Indian publishing exec David Davidar’s tepid novel Ithaca offers little more than cliches for publishing insiders, but could serve as a 101 course for neophytes.
Young entrepreneurs from around the world spoke at the London Book Fair about publishing challenges and opportunities in their respective countries.