Kate Ohara offers an overview of hot titles, authors and literary trends in Japan aimed at overseas agents and scouts on the prowl for book rights.
Kinokuniya, Japan’s largest bookstore chain, has purchased 90% of the print run of Haruki Murakami’s new book to encourage readers to go to physical store.
Operated by Shibuya Publishing Booksellers, the new Book & Bed capsule hotel in Tokyo ‘invites bibliophiles to sleep in the stacks’ of an actual bookstore.
Matt Alt explains how as video games evolved from simple amusements into a cinematic storytelling medium, translation became integral to the process.
A trio of international publishing sales executives reflect on the different attitudes toward book pricing across the world, wondering what the future holds.
International companies are keeping a close eye on publishing in Asia and South Asia, including the latest rights trends and digital developments there.
Over the last 15 years, the number of publishers, bookstores and revenue from book sales in Japan has been in significant decline.
Japanese bookseller Kinokuniya has implemented several innovative strategies to fight declining domestic sales, while still expanding at home and abroad.
Haruki Murakami is the first Japanese author to win the Welt Literature Prize of 10,000 euros. Join our reading group to discuss Murakami’s literary works.
The launch of a new Haruki Murakami book has become an event around the world, with many translations appearing before an English edition.