In China, 2021 was a ‘grim’ year for physical bookstores, and online book sales also leveled off, according to research from Beijing OpenBook.
Polish Publishing Update: Growth Cited in Pandemic-Era Online Sales
The Polish publishing market, though seeing strength in the pandemic in its digital infrastructure, has struggled with profit margins.
IBBY Holds Its 37th Congress in Moscow and Online
‘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.
In-Person, Online: Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Business of Books
Amid some 250 events in August’s hybrid edition of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, a group of programs welcomes industry players.
European Union Prize for Literature: The 2021 Winners
This year, the honors go to writers from countries including Bulgaria, Latvia, Iceland, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden.
Published Digitally: The Spanish Banipal Magazine of Arabic Literature
‘La Revista Banipal de literatura árabe moderna,’ the Spanish-language counterpart to London’s ‘Banipal Magazine,’ is available digitally.
New Initiative Brings African Literature Into the IPA-UN SDG Book Club
The new African chapter of the Sustainable Development Goals’ SDG Book Club will curate books in Kiswahili, Arabic, French, and English.
Oxford University Press Puts Its Full ‘World Classics’ List Online
‘In the last year, we’ve really seen the importance of reliable digital products’ amid the constraints of the pandemic, says David Clark.
Turkish-German ‘LiteraTür Kids’ Opens November 16 Online
This series of events includes programming for children as well as for interested consumers and publishing professionals.
Frankfurter Buchmesse Online: Our Publishing Perspectives Talks 2020
The trio of Publishing Perspectives Talks this year brings together some of the sharpest players in their respective sectors for agile debate.