The global publishing market has never been more exciting, and every day myriad publishing stories cross my screen that I’d love to develop here at TNPS, but there simply isn’t time.
I also have a rule that I don’t repeat a story published elsewhere on the western English-language publishing circuit unless I can offer some additional information or perspective that hasn’t been covered in the original.
But if you’re reading TNPS in the first place you probably share my obsession with all things international publishing, and would no doubt enjoy some of these stories.
So a regular feature of TNPS through 2018 will be a collation of links to some of the best publishing stories around the web that I haven’t been able to devote a full post to here at TNPS.
Here’s today’s collation:
South Africa – Zulu Children’s Author Themba Qwabe: “Parents Must Promote Indigenous Literature”
Indonesia – There is hope for peaceful diversity: The Chinese Indonesian Literature Museum
China – Dunhuang relics “return” to China in digital form.
India – A New Book Breathes Whiffs Of Fresh Air In Sindhi Poetry.
Egypt – Egyptian Poet Nour Kamel on Brunel International African Poetry Prize’s 2018 Shortlist.
Global – Book Towns Are Made for Book Lovers
Pakistan – Languages: mine and ours.
India – There’s Going To Be An Archie Bollywood Movie & Fans Are So Excited.
Canada – Five Highlights From BookNet Canada’s 2017 Market Report
Iraq – ‘Frankenstein in Baghdad’ Makes 2018 Man Booker International Longlist
For those with a flair for the Romance languages, check out José Manuel Anta’s Book Distributionroundup on Flipboard. Anta is Managing Director of the International Publishing and Distribution Association. Many of his post finds are in Spanish, French and Italian.
For those seriously anal about the international publishing scene you can also find more from me at my Flipboard roundup of global publishing news.