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  • 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.

  • Behind the Italian Bestseller, 'The Eight Mountains'

    This debut novel, which was a buzz book at last year's Frankfurt Book Fair, has racked up over 30 foreign rights sales and spent 20 weeks on the Italian bestseller list since its October 2016 publication.

  • PRH Buys Spain's Ediciones B for Rumored €40 Million

    Penguin Random House has agreed to buy major Barcelona-based publisher Ediciones B for a rumored €40 million, further consolidating its power in Spanish-language markets.

  • Canada's University of Regina Press: More Than the Little Publisher on the Prairie

    The press has long focused on academic books addressing issues around indigenous communities, but it's now expanding its mission and reaching new audiences.

  • Cedilla & Co. Unveils Collective Model for Translations

    Nine translators have banded together to form a collective that will offer publishers translation and marketing expertise. One of the founders called the collective a "one-stop shop for publishers looking for translation services."

  • Behind the Dutch Bestseller, 'A Jihad for Love'

    This memoir, written by the husband of a victim of the March 2016 terror attack in Belgium, has become a bestseller in the Netherlands.

  • International Bestsellers: France, Italy and the Netherlands

    Audrey Carlan’s Calendar Girl series, published in the U.S. by Waterhouse Press, continued to win over readers in France in February.

  • Children's Books in China 2017: All Our Coverage

    Welcome to the inaugural PW coverage of the Chinese children's book market.

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