From the Japan Times: The Kyoto DDD Gallery’s exhibition of Kouga Hirano’s 30-year body of work includes his book cover designs for travel publisher, Shobunsha.
From VietnamNet: Vietnamese titles are seeing modest gains in rights sales abroad, from Russia and New Zealand to other countries in Southeast Asia.
From the Business Standard: Long asked-for by publishers, retailers, and readers, the first Hindi bestseller list is out from Nielsen and Dainik Jagran.
From the Global Times: ‘Foreign publishers have difficulty evaluating Chinese literature,’ says a speaker at Beijing’s Sino-foreign translation conference.
From Frontier Myanmar: ‘A complete collection of all our child-authored books’ is part of the reading program one literacy-based charity delivers to kids.
‘State attempts to control the flow of information, especially in the digital space, are short-sighted and misguided,’ says a new statement from the IPA.
From Scroll.in: Consumers in India are presented, as in other countries with sometimes conflicting bestselling book lists.
The Beijing Book Fair is growing thanks to to expanding international interest in the Chinese book market and demand for a place to conduct rights business in Asia.
Carrying a purse of US$25,000, the DSC Prize honors the ‘exceptional qualities in the novels selected’ for its longlist of 13 titles.
From Bookwitty: ‘It’s generally agreed that writing by women in Japan dominates the literary scene,’ translator Lucy North tells Olivia Snaije.