The TNPS Week In Review – Nov. 4-Nov 10

This past week on TNPS:   Sales down but visitors up at Brazil’s Porto Alegre Book Fair. The world’s untracked book sales redux.   The Handmaid’s Tale released in UAE as Arab book market globalisation builds.   Bangladesh Book Fair in Kolkata sets the scene for Kolkata IBF and the Amar Ekushey Boi Mela.   Read More …

Online bookstore Kitab Yatra launched in Nepal

Nepal’s population of close to 30 million spread out across the Himalayan republic presents its own unique logistical problems for bookstores and publishers. The capital, Kathmandu, is the largest city with just 1.5 million residents (3 million for the wider urban area) and the next biggest city, Pokhara, comes in with a population of just Read More …

Nepal adds 250 internet users every hour, but Nepal’s publishers aren’t seeing the opportunity

Unnoticed and unremarked in the west, Nepal’s 22nd  International Book Fair wound up on Saturday after a ten day event that drew a crowd of around 30,000. That’s a disappointing turn out for a country of 30 million, but Nepal is a country where the population is thinly spread – only one city, Kathmandu, has Read More …

Nepal’s publishing boom is print focussed as ebooks continue to struggle

The Himalayan country of Nepal is probably not on the radar of most western authors and publishers, but with more people than Australia, and over half the population online, it could be an exciting opportunity. Right now Nepal is experiencing something of a publishing boom, in print at least. But despite 16 million people connecting Read More …