South Korean publishers are in a bidding war to win rights to Haruki Marukami’s newest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
Book sales in Bulgaria were up 10% in 2012, with publishers reporting more than 5,000 books were published the previous year, of which 1,500 were translations.
Turkey’s professionalized publishing industry is on full display at the London Book Fair with the hope that foreigners will take a greater interest in translations and trade.
The Atlantic’s Jordan Weissmann speculates that Amazon bought Goodreads to access the site’s group of super fans, readers who buy a lot of books and influence even more purchases.
Research is showing that book sales around the world are in general decline and in some countries people are said to have simply stopped reading. What’s to blame?
For the fifth year in a row, UK book revenue is down, as consumers switch from print to digital formats and from physical shops to online retailers, even for print purchases.
The latest publishing news from Brazil includes a survey of book prices and market share for various genres for 2012, February’s bestseller lists and more.
Sales of new books in South Korea fell by 20% in 2012, according to Statistics Korea. Han Ki-ho, head of the Korean Publishing Market Research Institute, is very concerned.
Literature Across Frontiers reports a steady growth in the number of translations in the UK and Ireland, approximately 2.5% of all books.
More children are going digital, according to Scholastic’s latest study, and the percentage of boys reading passionately and for fun is up, while girls are down.