A strong reading culture frequently has a tendency to robust news consumption, as well. The Reuters Institute’s new Digital News Report has many revelations to offer, from 26 countries.
What is Your Daily Media Diet?
The Atlantic’s ongoing series about people’s media consumption reveals two patterns: starting the day with Twitter and ending it with a book. What’s your habit?
PEN Relaunches “Atlas” International Literary News Site
PEN relaunched PEN Atlas, its portal for international news. It will offer weekly essays and articles from a global who’s-who from the literary world.
#PubNewsReview: Harry Potter E-books, E-readers vs. Tablets, and More
A brief look at some of this past week’s most notable publishing news stories covers Pottermore, e-readers vs. tablets, library e-books and taxes.
#PubNewsCheat Brazil: E-book Distribution to Libraries, Upcoming Events
By Hannah Johnson Check out the latest news from our sister site, PublishNews Brazil, which features the latest publisher and author news, trends and bestsellers from the Brazilian publishing industry. Subscribe to the free, bi-weekly newsletter. Textbook Consortium Launch “Minha Biblioteca” E-book Service for University Libraries Four major publishers — Grupo A, GEN, Saraiva and Atlas — with a strong …
Week in Review: S&S Opens in India, 3 Million Titles Pubbed in US in 2010
By Edward Nawotka Simon and Schuster Opens Subsidiary in India It is the last of the “Big Six” US publishing groups to enter the Indian book market. The staff of six will focus on sales and marketing of S&S’s existing list of English-language titles. Three Million New Editions in the U.S. in 2010 If you thought the 1.3 million titles …
Tell Us Your Plans for BookExpo America 2011
By Edward Nawotka BookExpo America is coming up fast. The event, being held in New York City from May 23-26, is the premier English-language publishing event in the Americas. Once again this year we’ll be bringing you all the top international publishing news from BookExpo America, with twice-daily updates direct from the show floor. Let us know about what you’ll …
Have Western Publishers Been Too Slow to React to Political Change in the Middle East?
In the past publishers cashed in on dramatic events in or originating in the Middle East. So what’s different this time? By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story about Arabic literature in the West, literary agent Yasmina Jraissati notes that Arabic literature is present on the main territories, but its presence is faint. Given the importance of the Arabic language …
Want More Info on Irish Publishing?
By Hannah Johnson Your in luck because Eoin Purcell, blogger and publishing consultant, has just launched a new Web site called Irish Publishing News. The new site will aggregate links about publishing in Ireland and “feature news stories, interviews and thought provoking essays,” according to Purcell. You should start with the analysis of Ireland’s book sales, which concludes that the …
Publishing Perspectives Launches Print Edition for Frankfurt Book Fair
By Edward Nawotka FRANKFURT: Anyone who has ever been to the Frankfurt Book Fair can’t help but be stunned by the variety of activities taking place throughout the fairgrounds. From author signings to book launches to discussions of the latest trends in the trade and electronic media, Frankfurt has it all. But combine that with routine business meetings, and all …
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