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  • U.S. Authors Star Overseas

    American titles hit the top of the bestseller charts across European markets in July. Diana Gabaldon’s "Written in My Own Heart’s Blood" came in at #1 on Germany’s fiction list.

  • Green Tops In Spain in June

    In the run up to the July 4 release of the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars in Spain, John Green’s novel jumped four places on the country’s fiction list, landing in the top spot for June.

  • International Book Bestsellers, June 2014: Soccer Stars, Loom Titles Hot

    New titles occupied the top six spots on the Netherlands combined bestseller chart in May.

  • New Government Axes Fixed Pricing in Québec

    Only five months after the Québec Government announced it would go ahead with its innovative fixed pricing legislation on new titles, the project is now dead in the water.

  • S&S Touts 'Hard Choices' Sales Performance

    According to S&S, the memoir has been an "instant international bestseller" in all of the territories in which it has been published.

  • Manderson Steps Down as Hachette U.K. Restructures Sales

    Hachette UK has restructured its sales operation, creating two sales teams, resulting in the loss of a respected and much-loved director and up to 20 jobs.

  • Penguin Random U.K. Creates Single Children's Division

    Penguin Random House U.K. has created a single children's division, led by Francesca Dow.

  • Debuts Dominated In April

    France saw a new top-selling title on its fiction chart in April with Marc Levy’s "Another Idea of Happiness," published April 24.

  • No Sale, No Retirement--Just a Leaner, Meaner Ed Victor Ltd

    Following the announcement last week that Sophie Hicks was setting sail on her own, it has emerged that Ed Victor Limited has been reconfigured following a retirement and a second departure to launch a new business.

  • Kinokuniya Expanding Foreign Book Offerings

    Kinokuniya, Japan's largest bookstore chain, announced that it will be opening a newly expanded and refurbished foreign books section in its Shinjuku South store May 29.

  • Changes (and Opportunities) in the Chinese Children's Market

    Changes coming to the Chinese education system are aimed at increasing creative activities and broader curricula in lieu of old-school testing and homework.

  • Italy to Promote Southern Houses

    As part of a comprehensive effort by Italy’s Ministry for Economic Development (MSE) and the Italian Trade Commission (ITA) to give more international exposure to small- and medium-sized companies in the country’s south, ITA’s publishing taskforce is organizing Voices from the South, an initiative aimed at bringing more attention to the region’s publishers.

  • International Bestsellers, March 2014

    Jonas Jonasson’s The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden debuted on Spain’s fiction chart at #1 during March.

  • PRH U.K. Launches Reader Recommendation Platform

    My Independent Bookshop allows book-lovers to set up a virtual bookstore, share their favorite reads and discover, recommend and review books online.

  • Hodder Buys Quercus

    Hodder is buying Quercus in a cash bid of £12.6 million. Quercus announced in January that it expected to make a "significant loss" for the financial year 2013, and shortly afterwards released the news that it was up for sale.

  • Dealing with Rights in Korea: Digital Publishing in Korea 2014

    A seasoned rights agency knows the answers to the following questions: What kind of title will sell and what will become silverfish fodder in the warehouse?

  • The Changing Korean Book Retail Industry: Digital Publishing in Korea 2014

    When online bookstores came on the scene back in 1999, there were around 5,000 brick-and-mortar bookstores in Korea. Today, there are barely 1,500 nationwide.

  • New Releases Top Foreign Charts

    New titles dominated the top spots on February’s bestseller lists across foreign markets.

  • New Study Tracks Canadian Publishers' Digital Progress

    A new report from BookNet Canada released on Monday, tracking the digital publishing programs of the country's publishers, has found that 90% have e-book programs.

  • Hindu Book Controversy Grows

    Amid contested reports that a second book about Hinduism by religion scholar Wendy Doniger may be withdrawn in India, a scholars group is expressing concern about a chilling effect on free inquiry.

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