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Michel Houellebecq and the Charlie Hebdo Attack

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As Paris reels from the murders at Charlie Hebdo magazine, the controversial novel by Michel Houellebecq, star of the magazine’s new issue, is published.

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Can Proper Licensing Help Solve Piracy Problems?

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Two UK rights experts argue that physical book piracy is often due to lack of availability — so, the more content that can be licensed the better.

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In Afghanistan, Fledgling Publishing Industry Takes First Steps

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Post-Taliban, a nascent publishing industry has emerged in Afghanistan, with hundreds of titles being published in Dari, Pashto, Uzbek and English.

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In Spain: Recession Hampers Translation, Piracy Stalls Ebooks

Anna Soler-Pont of Pontas Agency in Barcelona.

Anna Soler-Pont reports that as publishers have endured the recession, literary translations take backseat, while piracy still hampers ebook adoption in Spain.

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Major New Arabic Ebookstore Seeing Early Success

Ashraf Maklad, MD,, a major new Arabic ebookstore launched at this year’s Cairo Book Fair, has potential to be a gamechanger for publishing in the region.

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In Spain, Has the Increase in Ebook Releases Reduced Piracy?

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Increased market supply appears to be having an impact on Spanish ebook piracy, though it remains a widespread problem.

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In the Arab World Islam Sells in “P,” Unorthodox Sells in “E”

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Literary scout Simone Garzella looks at what’s selling in the the Arabic book market how the region continues to evolve amidst some troubled times.

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James Appell of, Russia’s leading ebook subscription service discusses the company’s ambitions to expand beyond Russia’s borders and to beat piracy.

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Is Russia Starting to Solve Its Ebook Piracy Problem?

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Russia’s ebook market is expanding as more legitimate titles come online and efforts are made to fight piracy. Could ebook piracy finally be waning?

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Polish Publishers Face Sales Slump, Propose Fixed-Pricing, Fight Piracy


Challenged by shrinking sales and online piracy, Poland’s publishing industry aims to mitigate losses with more stringent price regulation, reports Jaroslaw Adamowski.

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