- 2016 Feb 11
Amazon Acquires 26% of Westland
Amazon is extending its global reach to India after picking up 26% stake in Tata Group’s publishing arm Westland for around $1.4M.
- 2016 Feb 04
Germany Agrees to Fix E-book Prices
The German cabinet has extended a law to fix e-book prices in order to protect brick-and-mortar stores.
- 2016 Jan 25
Hong Kong Bookseller Reunites with Wife
Lee Bo, one of five missing booksellers from Hong Kong, has reportedly reunited with his wife in mainland China, according to CNN.
- 2016 Jan 14
Writers Protest Poet's Death Sentence
The global protest is aimed at halting the death sentence of a Palestinian poet charged, in Saudi Arabia, with renouncing Islam.
- 2016 Jan 13
Political Book Canceled in Hong Kong
Amid the disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers, a local publishing house has reportedly pulled a book critical of China's president.
- 2016 Jan 11
‘Mein Kampf’ Sells Out In Germany
The new, annotated edition of Adolf Hitler's manifesto flew off the shelves in Germany, after being published in the country for the first time in 70 years.
- 2016 Jan 08
'Mein Kampf' On Sale Again in Germany
Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto is available in German bookstores for the first time in 70 years.
- 2015 Dec 15
Book Council of Australia Axed
The newly-created Book Council of Australia is a casualty of a $52.5 million cut in government funding.
- 2015 Dec 10
Books Are Booming in the Middle East
Although ISIS is disrupting the publishing heartland in the Middle East, book sales and literacy are on the rise in the region.
- 2015 Nov 30
BBC Offers Racy Take on Tolstoy
A serialized TV adaptation of 'War and Peace' on the British network--one of the plot lines involves incest--is raising some eyebrows across the pond.
- 2015 Nov 23
UK Booksellers Try 'Civilized Saturday'
Over 100 booksellers have signed on to offer an antidote to the mayhem-inducing Black Friday.
- 2015 Oct 19
Belarus Bookshop's Publishing Risk
An underground publisher says it is risking regulations to translate Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich’s novels into her home language.
- 2015 Aug 31
Comic Books Take Hold in the Middle East
'Al Jazeera' explores how, amid growing demand, the Muslim and Arab world has begun constructing more of its own comic superheroes.
- 2015 Apr 13
Gunter Grass Dies at 87
The Nobel-winning German novelist passed away at a hospital in Lübeck.
- 2015 Mar 10
International YA Releases
A list of international YA books releasing this week.
- 2015 Jan 06
Fighting a Fatwa in Algeria
Kamel Daoud is facing a fatwa for his lauded debut novel, 'Meursault, Counter-Investigation.'
Houellebecq Sparks Controversy
The French author's new novel, 'Submission,' depicts a scenario in which a fictional Muslim Brotherhood party wins the 2022 French presidential election.
- 2014 Oct 17
Sherlock Holmes Hits Museum of London
'The Telegraph' looks at the new exhibit featuring the iconic detective.
- 2014 Jul 11
Debut Wins Frank O'Connor Award
Irish author Colin Barrett has won the short story award for his debut collection, "Young Skins."
- 2014 Jul 10
Author Turns Down Amazon Award
British children’s author Allan Ahlberg has declined the Booktrust Best Book Awards‘ Lifetime Achievement Award, because it's sponsored by Amazon.
- 2014 Jul 09
Literary Display Draws Gawkers
The British Museum's Wheel of Books display is becoming a tourist attraction.
- 2014 Jul 08
Survey Says Authors Are Getting Poorer
'The Guardian' reports on a U.K. survey about author salaries, saying the report shows author incomes have collapsed to "abject" levels.
Howey Blasts Coverage of Salary Survey
Hugh Howey says the coverage by "The Guardian" about U.K. author salaries, as reported in a survey, gets it very wrong.
Should Germans Read 'Mein Kampf'?
Journalist Peter Ross Range asks in a "New York Times" op-ed.
- 2014 Apr 18
Waterstones Opens New Location
The Hampshire location is the British book chain's first new store since since 2008.
New Murakami Book Out In Japan
Some fans lined up at midnight, at a Tokyo bookstore, to get a copy of the author's first short story collection in nine years.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87
The Nobel-prize winning Colombian author is considered by some "the most significant Spanish-language author since Miguel de Cervantes."
- 2014 Feb 26
Self-Publishing Hits Academia
Forget the MFA. A university in the U.K. is now offering a masters in self-publishing.
Stieg Larsson: Dead Crime Solver.
Death isn't stopping Stieg Larsson from sleuthing. The deceased bestseller left behind a trove of documents about the murder of Swedish PM Olof Palme, naming, in them, the man he suspects of the crime.
- 2014 Jan 10
French Gov't Challenges Amazon
On Wednesday, a group of French senators, in a bid to protect the country's independent bookstores, put forth a bill that would block Amazon from offering free shipping in France.
- 2013 Sep 25
Head of U.K. Booksellers Assoc On Change
Patrick Neale, head of the U.K. organization the Booksellers Association, recently talked about the need for bookselling financial models to change.
- 2013 Sep 12
Update on Waterstrone's Manager Exodus
On Melville House's blog, dir. of marketing Zeljka Marosevic has an update/analysis on the continuing collapse of Britain's biggest book chain.
Kobo Lands in the Philippines
The e-reading company is launching in the country through a partnership with the largest local book chain.
- 2013 Feb 12
The Japanese Hate On E-Books
Fortune explains why the Japanese are not fans of digital reading.
- 2013 Jan 15
Turkish Culture Minister Blocks Censors
In Turkey, the culture minister blocks attempts to censor John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and José Mauro de Vasconcelos's My Sweet Orange Tree.
- 2012 Nov 21
Cairo No Longer a Publishing Mecca?
The Egypt Daily News looks at the diminishing position of the city as the center of the Egyptian publishing business.
U.K. Bookstores Challenging Amazon
British booksellers are trying to take on Amazon over the retailer's supposed "tax dodging" in the U.K.
- 2012 Nov 16
English Booksellers Launch New Lit Prize
A U.K. bookseller, along with the British organization the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, has created a new fiction prize for children's literature.
- 2012 Oct 26
E-books Big In Japan
'Bloomberg Businessweek' says the Japanese market, where e-readers have long had no traction, is finally shifting with the introduction of epub3.
- 2012 Oct 19
Mo Yan, the Theme Park?
The Vanvoucer Sun reports that Chinese officials are looking into turning the recent Nobel Prize winner's small village into the "Mo Yan Culture Experience Zone."
Bertelsmann-Jahr Talks End
Bertelsmann ended discussions with the Jahr family that will keep the family’s stake in Gruner & Jahr at 25.1%.
- 2012 Oct 18
Mantel's UK Pub Gearing Up Reprint
HarperCollins, which publishes Booker winner Hilary Mantel in the U.K., is returning to the presses for 100,000 copies of winning book, Bring Up the Bodies.
- 2012 May 06
More Staffers Leaving 'Granta'
John Freeman isn't the only top editor leaving the British literary magazine.
- 2011 Dec 23
A Look at Indian Publishing in 2012
A New Delhi publisher discusses where he thinks the Indian book market is headed in the coming year.
- 2011 Dec 07
Aussie Retailer to Offer Self-Publishing
The Australian retailer Drymocks has launched a publishing arm.