Major bookselling initiatives, along with book fairs and campaigns to promote reading, are underway in Vietnam’s developing book publishing market.
Just launched this month by No Shelf Required and Total Boox, Croatia Reads’ ‘free reading zone’ offers thousands of free ebooks to residents and visitors.
In snowy Moscow, the ‘non/fictioNo 18′ fair saw nearly 300 exhibitors this year amid publishers’ talk of improving business.
‘I could write a book,’ says Mary Jones, who led the creation of the now-closed Calais refugee camp’s Jungle Library, lost with the camp’s demolition.
With Brazil still immersed in an economic crisis, Brazilian publishers attend the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico to make deeper connections across Latin America.
In talking about the Rwandan cultural context for reading and literature, publisher Louise Umutoni of Huza Press talks of authors publishing outside Africa.
The chairman of China South, one of China’s largest media groups, discussed his commitment to preserving reading culture in China and around the world.
ContentShift, an accelerator for publishing startups, named Papego the startup of the year for its potential to become an international industry standard.
‘By all accounts, popular literature is in the lead’ among Russian readers, according to new results from a survey reported by Russia Behind the Headlines.
The publisher of Poland’s edition of ‘The Black Book of Women,’ related to this week’s protests, Beata Stasińska talks of ‘the inscrutable fate of books.’