Czech book distributor Euromedia Group hopes to expand its activity by acquiring the country’s leading bookstore chain, Neoluxor.
A Familiar Newcomer to Czech Books: Empresa Media
The Czech Republic’s largest media conglomerate, Empresa Media, has just launched a book publishing division, adding to its television, radio and magazine businesses.
Denmark’s Egmont ČR Acquired by Czech Children’s Publisher Albatros
Solidifying its hold on the Czech children’s book market, Albatros Media acquires Danish consortium Egmont’s Czech operation.
Saudi’s Protest New Czech Translation of “Satanic Verses”
The Saudi government is protesting the publication of a new translation of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses in the Czech Republic.
As Avid Readers, Czechs Campaign for Lower VAT on Books
Czechs are ranked among the most avid readers in Europe and a campaign is afoot to reduce what is seen as an excessive 15% VAT rate on books.
Frankfurt Introduces Its International Translation Center
Several guest-of-honor markets as well as the Czech Republic, France, Japan, the Philippines, Italy, and Greece are participating this year.
European Union Prize for Literature Announces Its 2021 Shortlist
Shortlists from: Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Iceland, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Tunisia.
Book World Prague’s Emphasis on Black Sea Writers Pays Off
Despite European economic woes, the Czech Republic’s major book fair thrived, aided by a neighborly focus, underscoring the strong draw of good literature.
Rights Roundup: Packing for London Book Fair
Today’s pre-London Book Fair Rights Roundup features work from the States, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, Spain, and Australia.
In Germany, Frankfurter Buchmesse Opens Fellowship and Grant Programs
Four key fellowship opportunities have opened to applications for international publishing professionals from various parts of the world.