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  • 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.

  • Country Spotlight: Singapore: Top 12 Writers and Titles to Watch

    From literary fiction to middle-grade series, Singapore’s new literary voices are getting louder, and their works finding new homes far away from the tropical city-state.

  • Marie Kondo’s Global Appeal

    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up' and 'Spark Joy' are big hits beyond the U.S. and Japan.

  • Country Spotlight: Singapore: All Our Coverage

  • Country Spotlight: Singapore: Copyright Update

    The last major updates to the Singapore Copyright Act were in 2004, before the era of tablets, e-readers, and smartphones. The law, which was enacted in 1987, is in urgent need of an overhaul to address the opportunities that have arisen from new technologies, and to close the loopholes that may have resulted from new ways in which copyrighted works are created, distributed, and accessed.

  • Country Spotlight: Singapore: Educational and STM Publishing

    By and large, Singapore’s education system, which is among the most highly regarded in the world, is a boon to its publishing industry. No subject is more popular, or more competitive, than mathematics. Known as Singapore math, the city-state’s mathematics teaching method and curriculum is garnering a lot of attention from teachers, publishers, and education ministries across the globe.

  • Country Spotlight: Singapore: Events to Watch

    The Asian Festival of Children’s Content, managed by the National Book Development Council of Singapore, explores the entire spectrum of children’s content, from creation to distribution to consumption.

  • Country Spotlight: Singapore: Literary Publishing

    Singapore literature, or Sing lit as it is known locally, is getting hot—and it is not because of the island’s tropical climate. Recent months have seen many titles, from literary fiction to middle grade series, getting picked up by overseas publishers, including those from the U.K. and U.S.

  • New Spanish-Language Books, September 2016

    A selection of new Spanish-language titles that are publishing in America.

  • Behind the Swedish Bestseller, 'Quicksand'

    The crime novel, about a shooting in a Stockholm school, has been dominating the bestseller lists in its home country all summer and has sold in 23 territories to date. Its editor thinks it has benefited from critical praise and unusually strong publisher support.

  • Bookouture is Britain's Hottest Digital Publisher

    How a digital publishing company founded in 2012 has racked up a series of bestselling digital titles in the U.K.

  • Ferrante Hits in Germany, Sweden

    Germany saw the first of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, My Brilliant Friend, at #1 on the fiction list at the end of August.

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