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‘When you are from semi-democracies you don’t have the luxury of being apolitical.’ A panel in London addresses publishing in a postcolonial era: London and New York are hardly the only hubs today.
Dichotomies of local and global, major and modest, resonated throughout the International Publishers Association’s 31st Congress, convened in the run-up to London Book Fair.
Established in 2003 by the estate of Leo Tolstoy and the Samsung Corporation, the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Prize has a 31-title international longlist.
A report from Nielsen about India’s book market shows rising literacy rates and education, complicated by 22 languages and over 1,600 dialects.
Amid warnings that South Asians are losing the skills to…value their textual heritage, petitions call for Murty Classical’s Sheldon Pollock to step down.
Balraj Bahri Malhotra, owner of Delhi’s legendary Bahrisons Booksellers has died at the age of 87, amid fond remembrances of his work.
India’s Business Standard reports that Amazon has purchased a 26-percent share in Westland, the book publishing unit of Tata’s Trent Ltd.
The Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index combined with Bookscan data offers a snapshot of what’s happening in global book publishing markets.
In India, reading local authors in many local languages is thriving, making translation a crucial strategy for Indian publishers to widen their reach within the country.