It’s been a quiet week at TNPS for various reasons, but here’s what was covered this past seven days.


Storytel confirms Brazil launch for 2019 as Mexico launch nears.

Sharjah 2.23 million. Algiers 2.2 million. 4.4 million visitors to Arab book fairs in the past two weeks. The Arab Renaissance gathers momentum.

The Arab Renaissance set back by worsening censorship in Kuwait. Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov among 1,000 titles banned at Kuwait Book Fair.

As Storytel Q3 results show 730,000 subscribers, with streaming revenue up 43% Y/Y, fourth place rival Bokus Play plays the discount game to stay relevant.

95.6% of Algerians like reading. 52% read fiction. Arabic, French and English the preferred languages. 90% prefer print to ebooks.

Indonesia’s Train Station Book Fairs initiative winds up tomorrow.