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Top 12 Articles of 2014 on Publishing in Asia and South Asia

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International companies are keeping a close eye on publishing in Asia and South Asia, including the latest rights trends and digital developments there.

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Statistically Speaking, Japan’s Book Trade is in Trouble

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Over the last 15 years, the number of publishers, bookstores and revenue from book sales in Japan has been in significant decline.

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How Japan’s Kinokuniya Innovates, Fosters Growth

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Japanese bookseller Kinokuniya has implemented several innovative strategies to fight declining domestic sales, while still expanding at home and abroad.

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Haruki Murakami Receives Welt Literature Prize

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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.

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On Bringing Murakami to Germany and Beyond

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The launch of a new Haruki Murakami book has become an event around the world, with many translations appearing before an English edition.

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Murakami Book Club Begins “Wind Up Bird Chronicle”

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Join Publishing Perspectives’ online book club covering the works of Haruki Murkami as we discuss The Wind Up Bird Chronicle.

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Hi Opens to the Public: Writing for Moderns

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Porter Anderson sets up the #EtherIssue discussion with a look at Craig Mod’s new release, Hi, and other young publishing-related companies.

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Popular Japanese Books Remain Hot Properties Throughout Asia

Keigo Higashino, Japan's bestseller machine, is popular across Asia

Popular Japanese authors such as Keigo Higashino and Kotaro Isaka, and prize-winners, are being translated quickly and sold in South Korea, China and Taiwan.

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The Love Lives of Japanese Literary Giants Get Manga-ized

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The latest popular trend in manga looks at the sometimes unconventional romances and culinary habits of some of Japan’s greatest writers.

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Why Do Americans Shun European Comics?

Tin Tin is one of relatively few BD widely known, but not necessarily read, in the United States.

Japanese manga has proven popular in America, but Franco-Belgian bande dessinée, which has a long a tradition and are just as appealing, remain ignored. Why?

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