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.

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:

Bangladesh / China – Eye-catching pictures of China’s library go viral in Bangladesh.
Indonesia – In Search of the Next Rupi Kaur: Five of Indonesia’s Best Instapoets.
World technology – Is literature next in line for virtual-reality treatment?
India – With hits and misses, Krithi Book Fair and Lit Fest makes its mark
Philippines – The good news: Filipinos are still reading books.
Bangladesh – Indian High Commission reopens library at Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in Dhaka.
Russia – Russia’s Eksmo-AST Plans Major Foreign Rights Campaign at Frankfurter Buchmesse
Iran – Indian, Albanian publishers keen on “Booklessness.”
World technology – Blockchain in Publishing Round-Up
India – Bengali books for children in Roman script.

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.