In the year that Kamila Shamsie once proposed as a ‘Year of Publishing Women,’ the Pakistani-British author has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 for ‘Home Fire’ in London.
Creating original serialized content—as in the case of streaming on-demand services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix—holds the key to success for audiobook subscriptions, says Storytel España in a new report.
Facing what he calls Romania’s ‘extremely shameful record’ in literacy and book culture, Bucharest MP Ovidiu Raeţchi is talking up his ‘Pact for Books’ aimed at boosting book sales.
As Atwoodian handmaids moved in robes and bonnets around the property, Wales’ 31st flagship Hay Festival drew some 700 speakers and sold more than a quarter of a million tickets to its 800 events in literature and contemporary issues.
Goodreads is credited by Penguin Press for helping to rapidly build the popularity of bestseller ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ and generating 30,089 ‘Want to Read’ signals by release date.
‘There can never be too many bookstores in America,’ Barnes & Noble chief Len Riggio tells an appreciative crowd at the bookseller-oriented 2018 BookExpo in New York.
‘Your competitors like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Audible,’ publishers will hear this year at BookExpo and the rival rights fair, ‘are more than willing to fill the gap.’
The endorsement of a Chinese actor powers Yu Hua’s ‘To Live’ to the top of China’s April fiction charts, when fellow celebrities spread the word and young readers hear the call.
US-based Authors Guild announced a series of traveling workshops for writers around the country and honored ‘VIDA: Women in Literary Arts’ with its most prestigious award.
The prosperity that some in the Russian book industry thought was rising this year may be headed in the other direction, if the expected rise in book VAT becomes a reality.