Tbilisi’s textbook industry is in crisis because of what the International Publishers Association calls Georgia’s ‘self-defeating’ government policy.
‘Last year there were five Chinese publishing companies in the world’s top 20,’ IPA’s new chief says at London Book Fair.
‘Publishers take on the same risks as writers,’ and the IPA’s Prix Voltaire is open for 2017 nominations—which so far have an Asian concentration.
‘Nominees will have recently published controversial works amid pressure, threats, intimidation or harassment’ in this now-annual prize in the freedom to publish.
With the Marrakesh Treaty ratified by the requisite number of nations, a guide to its background and provisions is available now from the IPA.
The International Publishers Association and others appeal to the Mauritanian government not to execute blogger Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir.
Further action against media in Turkey prompts international publishers’ criticism; and Amazon KDP names a new recipient of its Spanish-language award.
Awards recognizing UAE-specific work and international Arabic literature are announced as the International Publishers Association names its next president to a two-year term.
Books will remain exempt from VAT in the United Arab Emirates, even as a 5 percent VAT rate takes effect in the country in 2018.
Germany’s publishing leadership’s petition for #FreeWordsTurkey calls for protection of free expression after the coup attempt of July.