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:

Guinea Conakry / UAE -Sharjah helps rebuild iconic African library.
Malaysia – KL vying to be named World Book Capital.
Middle East – SFF and Horror Novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, ‘Pop Culture Godfather,’ Dies at 55.
India – Digitisation to give Goa’s rare books immortality.
Middle East -Women’s Nonfiction on Political Detention: From Iraq to Palestine.
Africa – African SFF 2017.
Myanmar – Graphic novels chart Myanmar’s history.
India – Book clubs booming among English-speaking Indian readers and writers.
Middle East – Sheikh Zayed Book Award Twelfth Edition Winners Announced.
USA / France – The latest import from France: Short story vending machines.

For those with a flair for the Romance languages or that have faith in Google Translate, check out José Manuel Anta’s Book Distribution roundup on Flipboard. Anta is Managing Director of the International Publishing and Distribution Association. Many of his post finds are in Spanish, French and Italian.

And for those seriously anal about the international publishing scene you can also find more from me at my own Flipboard roundup of global publishing news.