Larger book publishing companies in Russia attract more government support, say critics, while smaller houses struggle to keep up.
‘Lazy publishing,’ says Canongate’s Jamie Byng, ‘is just a disservice to what books can be.’ The publisher talks Man Booker, reading, and ‘Letters Live.’
Ahead of France’s program as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt in October, a Parisian editor talks about how political distractions may be slowing book sales.
Calling for ‘a more open dialogue regionally and internationally,’ Bodour Al Qasimi accepts UNESCO’s designation of Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019.
From a city-wide book exchange in Latvia to a ‘New Writers Festival’ in Greece, Aldus surveys European book fairs’ approaches to promoting reading.
New recognition for efforts that Sharjah’s royal family and civic leadership have made, Sharjah follows Athens 2018 in the “World Book Capital” designation.
Even as an acquisition transfers financial control of Sweden’s Akademibokhandeln chain, reading-trend figures paint a concerning picture.
An agency in Spain picks up New York’s Diversion Books foreign rights. An Australian study of teen reading finds conflicting input on digital vs. print.
From The Hindu: Leveraging its extensive collection of Marathi literature, the little town of Bhilar has established itself as India’s first ‘book village.’
Calling the Philippines ‘a country enmeshed in entertainment and feel-good books,’ Tyrone Velez writes that literary intelligence is threatened.