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  • The Mexican-American Book Connection

    A recent symposium looked at issues keeping Mexican books from hitting the U.S. market.

  • The Canadian Author Canadians Know Best? Margaret Atwood

    A new survey of Canadian readers found that Margaret Atwood is the Canadian author most residents recognize. The BookNet Canada survey also found that one in five Canadian readers cannot name a single Canadian author.

  • ‘History of Bees’ Still Buzzing

    For the second month running, Germany’s fiction list was led by Norwegian author Maja Lunde’s novel The History of Bees in June.

  • Open Book: When in Milan

    PW's adult book director Louisa Ermelino pays a visit to Italian publishing house La Nave di Teseo in her latest column.

  • Cassava Republic Brings Africa to America

    Nigerian publisher Cassava Republic has begun distributing books to the U.S. and will introduce several bestselling African adult and children's authors to American readers.

  • Thrillers Hot In May

    Fred Vargas held the #1 slot on France’s fiction bestseller list in late May with 'When the Recluse Comes Out,' the latest in his series of mysteries starring Parisian police commissioner Adamsberg.

  • Germany's Publishing Revenue Rises 1% in 2016

    A new report issued this week by the trade association representing German publishers and booksellers revealed that book revenue was up 1% in Germany last year, hitting €9.28 billion ($10.41 billion). The largest segment seeing gains was children's books.

  • Behind the French Bestseller, 'Thinking and Acting Like A Cat'

    This self-help book, which instructs people how to emulate the best qualities of cats, was helped along by an innovative marketing campaign in which its publisher reached out to cat lovers via Facebook.

  • Digital Sales Down 2% in Canada in 2016

    BookNet Canada's annual report, The State of Digital Publishing, shows a slight decline in sales of ebooks last year, even as publishers produced more digital titles.

  • Behind the Italian Bestseller, 'Born Liquid'

    A book by the renowned sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, who was admired by (among others) Pope Francis, has been a recent fixture on the Italian bestseller list.

  • Escapist Favorites Top in Europe

    Rebecca Gablé, the bestselling author of historical fiction, returned to Germany’s fiction bestseller list in April at #1 with "The Foreign Queen," the second in her new Otto the Great Series.

  • BookNet Canada Offers Studies of Popular Genres

    BookNet Canada has issued four studies looking at the demographics for book buyers of biographies/autobiographies, detective fiction, science fiction and cookbooks, each showing trends for the genre.

  • Oneworld Piles Up the Wins

    The U.K. indie publisher, founded by a young married couple in a kitchen in Cyprus three decades ago, only began releasing fiction only in 2009. Since then, it's won two Man Booker Prizes.

  • Argentina's Book Market Fell 40% in 2016

    Numbers released today, at the Buenos Aires International Book Fair, highlight the dire state of Argentina's publishing sector. Many feel the drop is tied to government policies instituted by the country's president, Mauricio Macri, who took office in 2015.

  • Sales Jump in Boom Year for U.K. Publishing

    U.K. publishing sales rose 7% in 2016 over 2015, fueled by rising exports from a Brexit-weakened pound.

  • Powerhouse Spanish Agency Pontas Literary Marks 25 Years

    The Barcelona-based literary and film agency is celebrating its anniversary on April 23, during the Spanish city's annual literary celebration, Dia Sant Jordi.

  • Behind the Norwegian Bestseller, 'The History of Bees'

    The Norwegian novel 'The History of Bees' is a bestseller in Germany, thanks to an aggressive marketing campaign from its publisher that focused on making the title highly visible in bookshops.

  • Danish Mysteries Ruled March

    Author Jussi Adler-Olsen was on a roll abroad last month, placing books in the top ten of bestseller lists in France, the Netherlands, and Germany.

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