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  • 'Becoming,' Backlist Top Canada's 2019 Bestseller Lists (So Far)

    Much like in the United States, titles published in prior years are dominating book sales in Canada so far this year, led by Michelle Obama's 'Becoming.'

  • Buyer Found for Germany's Bankrupt Wholesaler

    Berlin-based logistics company Zeitfracht has agreed to acquire Germany's largest book wholesaler and distributor, Koch, Neff and Volckmar (KNV Group), which filed for bankruptcy in February. .

  • Online Lit Mag for Translation Launches

    Counterpoint, a new e-zine from the European Council of Literary Translators Associations, will publish twice a year and be available in English and French. The first issue is out now.

  • Worldreader Added 3 Million Users in 2018

    The charitable organization, which delivers e-books to disadvantaged communities around the world, continues to grow and has launched several new projects.

  • Superstars Back on Top in France, Italy, Sweden

    Guillaume Musso’s latest mystery, 'The Secret Lives of Writers,' debuted at the top of the French fiction bestseller list late in April; Little, Brown is Musso’s U.S. publisher and is releasing 'The Reunion' in July.

  • Sweden’s Storytel Continues Its Global Expansion

    Sweden-based Storytel has combined digital audiobook retailing and print publishing to establish itself as a force in European media with global aspirations.

  • Books a Target of New China Tariffs

    Books imported from China face a possible 25% tariff if a new round of tariffs proposed by the Trump administration is enacted. A publisher called the potential for such a tariff "a frightening prospect."

  • Under New Owners, Login Canada Grows

    Founded in 1991 in Winnipeg, the company has grown to become Canada’s largest distributor of academic, professional, and STM titles.

  • U.K. Writing Scene Is 'Overwhelmingly White,' Study Finds

    New research shows 94% of British professional authors are white, which Society of Authors chief executive Nicola Solomon says has implications for writing "becoming an elitist profession."

  • Report Says Canadians Want Diverse Books

    A new report released by BookNet Canada revealed that some 60% of Canadians are actively seeking out diverse reading material about or originating from under-represented minorities.

  • PRH Adds Spain's Salamandra

    Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial has acquired Barcelona-based publishing house Ediciones Salamandra, the Spanish publisher of J.K. Rowling and numerous international bestselling authors.

  • Sharjah Stars as World Book Capital 2019

    The United Arab Emirate of Sharjah began its year-long turn as Unesco's World Book Capital. Among the events planned are the launch of mobile beach libraries and numerous fairs, exhibitions, and performances.

  • The International View: Ramadan Book Sales Boom

    The Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which this year starts May 5 and runs through Eid al-Fitr, a celebration of the completion of Ramadan, on June 4, isn't a time for global publishers to slow down.

  • Thrillers, Self-Help Books Popular in Europe

    Literary thrillers, fantasy, diet, and self-help books were popular reads across Europe in early spring.

  • Hachette Aims to Distribute Half the Books In Britain

    David Shelley set an ambitious target at the official opening of the giant Hely Hutchinson centre in Oxfordshire, U.K.

  • Lucinda Riley's Sisters Stay Popular in February

    The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley hit several European bestseller lists in January and remained popular in February, especially in the Netherlands, where five books were among the top 20 bestsellers on the country’s combined list at the end of February, including 'The Seven Sisters,' the first title in the series, which was #1.

  • The International View: Raising Turkey's Publishing Profile

    The vast majority of Turkish writers remain largely unknown in the U.S.—something the country's publishing market is aiming to change with a new fellowship.

  • Children’s Books in China 2019: A Showcase of New Original Works from China

    Creating books for little people who have just started crawling and saying their first words or for older ones who are too preoccupied with schoolwork to read is hardly child’s play.

  • Children’s Books in China 2019: The Blooming Interest in Books About Plants

    While the pop-science segment remains as popular (pun intended) as ever in China, there has been a noticeable increase in the publication of titles related to plants.

  • Children’s Books in China 2019: Thinkingdom Children’s Books

    For Thinkingdom Children’s Books, the main goal in creating its first series of original children’s picture books goes beyond “helping every kid to become a book lover,” which has been the company’s motto since 2003.

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