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  • War Has Taken Its Toll on Ukrainian Publishing

    A year after the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian book business is struggling.

  • Indigo Saw 1.9% Sales Slide, Lower Profits in Q3

    Indigo Books & Music reported third quarter revenue of C$422.7 million ($316 million), a 1.9% drop compared with the previous year, and a 24% drop in profits as well. A cyberattack on February 8 forced the company to shut down its website.

  • Bologna Book Plus Features Agents Training, Greece and More

    Lloyd Grossman is the author ambassador, Greece is the market of honor, and several programs will focus on training literary agents at this year's Bologna Book Plus, a fair within the Bologna Children's Book Fair that caters to the general trade.

  • A Publishing Group Grows on Facebook

    Publishers Without Borders, launched on Facebook at the start of the pandemic, helped the global publishing community stay connected during lockdown. The group has grown to 4,800 members and become a hub for international networking and education.

  • German Book Sales Slide 2.1% in 2022

    A new report from Germany states that revenue from book sales, both at bookstores and online, was cumulatively down 2.15% compared with 2021. Nonfiction book sales saw the largest drop, falling 8.7%.

  • Ukrainian Publishers Fight On

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to disrupt the Ukrainian publishing industry through such things as the destruction of warehouses, the disruption of logistics, and the displacement of employees. Still, the sector of nearly 250 houses continues to operate.

  • Italian Book Market Expects Slight Dip in 2022 Sales

    At trade show Più libri più liberi, Italian Publishers Association said that Italian book business revenue was €1.268 billion for the first 11 months of 2022—down by 2.3% from 2021, but up by 12.9% from pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

  • Canada's Thomas Allen & Son to Close, Firefly Acquires Clients

    Canadian publishing house and book distributor Thomas Allen & Son will cease operations at the end of March 2023. The company’s distribution client list will be taken over by Firefly Books.

  • Venezuela's Editorial Dahbar Receives 2022 AAP International Freedom to Publish Award

    The AAP cited the Venezuelan publisher for exhibiting "tremendous courage and commitment in continuing to publish, even as the social and political environments in Venezuela have deteriorated, causing many others to flee the country.”

  • Reading Matters: The IPA Embraces the Education Sector

    If reading across the globe is to grow, publishing needs to work more closely with EdTech and other technology companies, speakers at the IPA Congress told attendees.

  • International Publishers Association Gathers the World in Jakarta

    The 33rd International Publishers Association Congress opened in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday morning with 666 registered attendees from 63 countries. Of those, 287 were from abroad with 379 coming from Indonesia.

  • PW, Bologna Books Plus Present Roundtable Discussion on Literature in Translation

    In partnership with Bologna Books Plus, PW hosted a roundtable discussion, "Books in Translation and the U.S. Market."

  • PW Announces Five 2022 Star Watch Finalists

    Selected honorees include publishing professionals from Clarion Books, Tordotcom Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, Familius and Little, Brown.

  • The Rebirth of a Radical German Publisher

    Richard Stoiber recounts how he came to be the owner and publisher of MÄRZ Verlag, a storied Berlin publishing house that has published a wide range of radical lit, from Valerie Solanas to Kathy Acker, with a new catalog of German authors carrying on the tradition.

  • Bookouture Founder Launches New ‘Digital-First’ Publishing Startup

    Building on the success of his previous Bookouture, Oliver Rhodes is back with a new publishing startup titled Storm Publishing, which will launch next May.

  • HarperCollins Union Workers Planning Second Strike in November

    The unionized employees of HarperCollins voted to authorize a strike on Monday, November 7, after the two parties failed to reach an agreement after months of negotiations.

  • Sri Lankan Author Shehan Karunatilaka Named 2022 Booker Prize Winner

    Her Majesty the Queen Consort presented the prize to Shelan Karunatilaka for 'The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida' in a ceremony on October 17.

  • IPG Reorganizes Its U.K. Group

    Independent Publishers Group has begun the overhaul of its U.K. distribution subsidiary, United Independent Distributors, which it acquired last October.

  • Levine Querido Launches Spanish Books

    The publisher’s new imprint will offer three translated titles per season.

  • Publishing in Canada 2022: Canadian Booksellers Talk Shop

    Speaking to Canadian independent booksellers across the country, it seems as if they have been feeling pinched and proud in equal measure as the country moves into a new stage of the pandemic.

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