The Week In Review

Here’s a summary of TNPS posts from the past seven days.

Sao Paulo’s Avenida Paulista bookstore closes – Fnac Brazil now has just one bookstore standing

Setswana? Indonesian? Can you tell the difference? Nor can Microsoft

A mermaid wearing a bra among the books banned in Kuwait, but protests are gathering momentum

Big Bad Wolf Malaysia and Indonesia this month as the world’s biggest book sale gathers momentum

Israeli publisher illegally releases book of Arab women’s texts, complete with pirated cover. Calls it an act of salvation

Longlist and shortlist announced for two major translation awards

In Morocco, selling pirated books “is the only way to make a living,” with the help of the Mafia

Big Bad Wolf takes 3 million English-language books to Dubai next month as it debuts outside SE Asia

Four in ten books sold in Sweden are through a subscription service. But might both print and ebooks be the casualties of the great Scandinavian experiment?

Kuala Lumpur to be UNESCO World Book Capital 2020

Amazon to invest $1 billion in Indonesia but once again books and ebooks are not on the agenda

Scotland’s Wigtown Book Festival kicks off with record advance ticket sales

Pakistan’s Government asked to intervene to combat falling sales. But National Book Foundation’s Javed says “Books do sell well in Pakistan”

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