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In the Global Book Market, India and Brazil Remain Hot

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India and Brazil are the places to be for publishers, according to figures revealed by Nielsen’s Andre Breedt in a swift overview of the global book market.

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Is Norway Paradise for Publishers?

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Norway’s oil wealth and commitment to education offers unparalleled opportunities for publishers and writers alike, argues The New Republic.

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Ukrainian Book Publishing Fears Hard Times Ahead

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Ukraine’s new government is considering withdrawing support for the publishing industry and eliminating tax and other benefits for publishers to save cash.

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How to Buy a Top Spot on the New York Times Bestseller List

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Carolyn Kellogg reports in the Los Angeles Times about how ResultSource Inc. was able, through clever machinations, to generate a #1 New York Times bestseller.

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Indian STM Publishing Worth $200m, 20% Growth, 2% Ebooks


A snapshot of STM publishing in India, which represents 84% of the publishing industry’s profits in the country, from this February’s GLOBALOCAL conference.

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Licensing to the Arab World Poses Unique Opportunities

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Book rights directors Rebecca Byers of Plon-Perrin and Benita Edzard of Robert Laffont discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of working the Arab World.

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In Brazil, Amazon Starts Selling Kindles Direct, Books are Next

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After 13 months of using partners to sell Kindles in Brazil, Amazon is now offering direct sales. If they can do that, books are not likely far behind.

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How Much Do Writers Earn? Less Than You Think


A Digital Book World survey revealed that 54% of “traditionally-published” authors (and nearly 80% of self-published authors) earn less than $1,000 a year.

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Ether for Authors: Can We Stop Short of Overstatement?

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Our weekly round-up of web buzz from Porter Anderson looks at how easily exaggerated interpretations of publishing industry commentary can skew the debate.

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What’s Driving UK Publishers Out of Business?

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Nearly 100 UK publishers went out of business over the past year — a 42% increase, over the year before — and several factors are to blame.

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