In China, 2021 was a ‘grim’ year for physical bookstores, and online book sales also leveled off, according to research from Beijing OpenBook.
The Polish publishing market, though seeing strength in the pandemic in its digital infrastructure, has struggled with profit margins.
‘A robust roadmap for the future of publishing,’ the IPA’s Bodour Al Qasimi says, needs a strong stance on children’s literature and reading.
Amid some 250 events in August’s hybrid edition of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, a group of programs welcomes industry players.
This year, the honors go to writers from countries including Bulgaria, Latvia, Iceland, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden.
‘La Revista Banipal de literatura árabe moderna,’ the Spanish-language counterpart to London’s ‘Banipal Magazine,’ is available digitally.
The new African chapter of the Sustainable Development Goals’ SDG Book Club will curate books in Kiswahili, Arabic, French, and English.
‘In the last year, we’ve really seen the importance of reliable digital products’ amid the constraints of the pandemic, says David Clark.
This series of events includes programming for children as well as for interested consumers and publishing professionals.
The trio of Publishing Perspectives Talks this year brings together some of the sharpest players in their respective sectors for agile debate.