The world book publishing industry’s spring conference season moves this weekend to Sunday evening’s opening of the Jerusalem International Book Forum with Israel’s president, Ruvi Rivlin.
In fiction, thriller writer Sebastian Fitzek tops the list of Germany’s bestselling books in 2018. In nonfiction, the top-selling title is Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming.’
They’re reading an average 73 hours per year, says Canada’s big ebook and audiobook service, and Rakuten Kobo sees a lot of US politics on its most-read lists in 2018.
The 14-month wait is ending with an announcement expected today that Amazon’s HQ2 second hub will be divided between New York City and Northern Virginia.
Two events, one this week at Sweden’s Göteborg Book Fair and the other at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Weltempfang Salon in October, spotlight challenges to the freedom to publish.
As Simon & Schuster prepares to release new political books, the Authors Guild condemns Trump’s assaults on the news media.
The shakeout continues in Polish book retail, as the closure of bookstore chain Matras opens chances for competitors BookBook, Mole Mole, and Świat Książki to expand.
While hardly a shock that Google Play has started selling audiobooks, it’s a moment to look at aspects of the format’s sales-building prominence: the other way of ‘reading.’
‘Not a viable or trustworthy Open Access solution,” Michiel Kolman says, ‘piracy is simply not the answer to our challenges as an industry’ and SciHub, he says, is ‘not the answer’ to goals of Open Access.
Publishing and literary figures from Bangladesh, Sweden, Hong Kong, Iran, the UK, Hungary, and Cameroon are on the shortlist for the 2018 Prix Voltaire from the International Publishers Association’s Freedom To Publish committee.