Citing the ‘increasing value” of design and illustration in “today’s visually dominated world,” Frankfurt Book Fair announces a new Global Illustration Award competition to discover and honor international effectiveness in the field.
International publishing this season is downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to our books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a summer of insecurity.
The embattled Hong Kong International Literary Festival had a resurgence this year, underscoring cross-cultural connections between Asia and the West.
Heywood Hill bookstore in London has come up with a novel approach to sell books – it has appointed its first bookseller-at-large in Asia.
Singapore-based Page One’s new bookstore concept in Hong Kong started by looking at what readers loved in books and building from there, says CEO Mark Tan.
The Asian Review of Books, recently invited 5 experts to discuss translations and the role they play in bringing Asian literature to English-speaking readers.
Google has expanded Play ebook sales to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and New Zealand.
Peter Gordon of Hong Kong’s Chameleon Press and Jo Lusby of Penguin China talk discuss the developing English-language market for books in China.
Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite is aggressively expanding beyond its borders, with new stores in Hong Kong and several planned for mainland China, including one in a hotel.
As Asian authors come to prominence, the West should publish them, something that will be impossible without nurturing translators, says a Hong Kong literary agent Kelly Falconer.
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