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.

 

Plympton’s “Cli-Fi” for Amazon; what agents want in YA; PublishDrive’s new royalty model – The Hot Sheet Reviewed – 1st November edition.

 

Is the latest boycott a sign Amazon is preparing to shutter Abe Books?

 

Online bookstore Kitab Yatra launched in Nepal.

 

After the Scribd-NYT subscription deal, Sweden’s Bookbeat ties a bundled deal with Dagens Nyheter. But are Storytel’s rivals up to the challenges ahead?

 

With an online population bigger than the Netherlands, Myanmar gets its first national ebook store with telco MPT.

 

Big Bad Wolf preps for third Philippines run. Aims for 30 cities in 2019.

 

Amazon finally launches Audible in India, almost a year after Storytel. Sticks to one audiobook subscription model against Storytel’s unlimited ebooks and audio.

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