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  • Calendar Girl Strikes in France

    Jumping to the top of Germany’s fiction list at the end of January was Swiss novelist Martin Suter’s Elephant, about a mysterious glow-in-the-dark pink elephant, the product of a genetic experiment, and the humans who want to exploit its powers of enchantment.

  • Taiwan’s Indie Booksellers and Publishers Join Forces to Tackle Challenges

    Book sales have plummeted in Taiwan in recent years, as have the number of bookstores in the island nation home to 23.5 million people.

  • Behind the French Bestseller, 'The Office of Gardens and Ponds'

    A French novel set in Japan over 1,000 years ago has been a bestseller in France since its January publication.

  • Canadian Trade Groups Merge

    Canadian Publishers' Council, which represents the interests of Canada's largest trade, education and professional publishers, has finalized its merger with the Canadian Education Research Council.

  • Local Favorites Top in Italy, Spain, Sweden

    Alberto Espinosa’s latest book, the self-help guide 'The Secrets I Never Told You,' remained on top of the nonfiction list in Spain in December.

  • Behind the Flemish Bestseller, 'Will'

    A novel set in WWII Antwerp centered on a conflicted policeman has been a Belgian bestseller since the summer, with translation deals in place in four other territories.

  • Europeans Cheer Move Toward Flexible VAT for E-books

    A proposal to allow European Union countries to offer reduced tax on e-books will be voted on in 2017 and has broad support of publishers and booksellers.

  • Behind the Swedish Bestseller, 'Forget About Me'

    Swedish media personality and popular podcaster Alex Schulman's latest novel has been on a bestseller since its October publication.

  • Prize Winners On Top in France, Spain

    Leïla Slimani’s thriller Chanson douce, which opens with the killing of two children by their caretaker, took the top spot on the fiction bestseller list in France at the end of November.

  • Behind the Spanish Bestseller, 'Homeland'

    A novel by a prize-winning author about two families torn apart by separatist politics has been a Spanish bestseller for three months.

  • Politics Tops in France; ‘Cursed Child’ Big in Germany, Italy

    The top of France’s nonfiction list took on a political bent in October, with an exposé of French president François Hollande penned by investigative journalists Fabrice Lhomme and Gérard Davet after five years of research.

  • Behind the Dutch Bestseller, 'Judas'

    A book being billed as a Dutch 'Narcos,' written by the sister of a notorious criminal, was an instant bestseller there.

  • Canadian Authors, Artists Collaborate To Honor Chanie Wenjack

    The First Nations boy died at age 12 in 1966 after running away from a school where he was being abused. Now two authors have published books about Wenjack in collaboration with musicians, artists, and filmmakers.

  • Behind the German Bestseller, 'A Whole Life'

    'A Whole Life' has been a top 10 German paperback bestseller for 42 weeks, and it has sold over 600,000 copies in Germany in all formats.

  • Jailed Palestinian Poet's Work Gets New Life

    With Ashraf Fayadh in prison for heresy in Saudi Arabia, western readers can now read his poems in a new translated edition of his 2008 poetry collection.

  • New Kids' and YA Books: Week of October 31, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book tribute to the creator of Peter Rabbit, a middle grade novel featuring two pranksters, and a YA novel centering on the romance of two teens from different worlds.

  • Behind the Italian Bestseller, 'The Imperfect Marvel'

    The latest novel from beloved Italian author Andrea De Carlo, about an aging rock star and a young Gelato artisan, was an instant bestseller Italy.

  • Springsteen Plays Well Abroad

    Bruce Springsteen’s memoir, Born to Run, was an immediate hit when it was released at the end of September in the U.S. by Simon & Schuster, and the book topped the nonfiction bestseller list in Germany and Sweden at the end of last month.

  • Behind the Australian Bestseller, 'The Rules of Backyard Cricket'

    This thriller about a cricket player has risen to the top of Australian bestseller lists after just a month on sale, helped along, its editor said, by a smart marketing campaign and wide-reaching support from indie booksellers.

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