Upstart publishers in Iran are using ebooks and digital-only distribution as a way to circumvent government censors in Iran and reach willing readers.
Publishers in the Middle East describe how they are trying to get around daily challenges, in particular falling book sales, resulting from instability.
When Sweetwater Books declined to publish a book with a co-author’s biography that mentioned a ‘partner,’ the book found a new, better home: Scholastic.
Creators of the Clean Reader app will no longer sell books after receiving complaints from authors that their works were being altered without permission.
At The Irwaddy, U San OO, owner of Seikku Cho Cho publishing house spoke about the development of Burmese publishing, translations and ebooks in the country.
The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Oxford University Press has banned sausages and pigs from children’s books in an attempt “to avoid offense.”
China’s crack down “slash fiction” and pornographic graphic novels hasn’t stifled the flow of material or its popularity.
September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. Here we offer a list of titles that have been challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2013 and 2014.
Craig Hawes describes how his book of short stories set in Dubai was pulled from bookstores in the UAE and reflects on the state of censorship in the country.
Asharq Al-Awsat notes, ‘Afghanistan, which has long been engulfed in civil war, is producing a wave of migrant literature that is having a positive impact on the literary scene at home.’