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 is 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’s today’s collation. Full disclosure – there’s more than ten today.
Indonesia – LGBTI comics intercepted at post office in Indonesia will be destroyed.
Greece – Greece Opens Athens’ Year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital.
UAE / Italy – Italian Consul General to Dubai Opens UAE’s First Italian Library.
Kenya – eKitabu Tunaenda Digital Newsletter May 2018.
Belarus – Belarusian books on display at Eurasian Book Fair 2018 in Kazakhstan.
Netherlands – Appearing at the 49th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam: Gihan Omar.
Middle East / North Africa – Six award-winning Arab books you can read in English.
UK – Last chance for UK authors to win European Book Prize before Brexit.
Turkey – Syrian Refugee Establishes Publishing House in Istanbul.
Colombia – Colombia’s ’49 Libros’ Collective: Independent Publishers at Work.
UAE – ‘Read, Dream, Create’ awards winners of creative writing competition at SCRF 2018.
UAE – Knowledge without Borders introduces children to a world of reading and creativity at SCRF 2018.
Sweden – Stockholm Librarian Elisabet Risberg on Arabic Books in Sweden.
UAE / Poland – The fascinating history of Polish cooking explored at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
Malaysia / Indonesia -Indonesian books win awards at Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2018.
UK – Six books shortlisted for Wolfson History Prize 2018.
UAE – Abu Dhabi Book Fair is a reader’s paradise.
Middle East – Ibrahim Nasrallah Wins 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
India – India’s Potential Wealth of Translation: Many Languages, Uncharted.
Middle East – Palestinian writers rejoice as one of their own wins ‘Arab Booker’.
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.