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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.

They do make the TNPS twitter feed. Follow TNPS on twitter here: @thenewpubstd.
But twitter is an ephemeral beast. Blink and you miss it.
Still, if you’re reading TNPS in the first place you probably share my obsession with all things international publishing, and won’t want to miss these stories.
So here, as a reminder that, while we all tend to focus on the easy access markets close to home, the global publishing industry getting along just fine without us, is today’s collation of some of the best recent publishing stories around the web.
And yes, as always, there’s slightly more than ten.

Pakistan – Umera Ahmed’s novel and upcoming TV drama, “Alif”, released as Pakistan’s first ever Urdu fiction audio book.
Finland – Telco telco Elisa says Finnish and other Nordic authors remain popular with audio book and e-book customers.
UAE / Brazil – Sharjah’s ‘Pledge a Library’ initiative distributes 600 books in Brazil.
Malaysia – Reading our way to a better nation.
South Africa – South African Women To Read
Global – It’s Women In Translation Month & You Can Celebrate By Reading These 5 Books From Japan, Egypt, Poland, And Beyond.
Pakistan – Rawalpindi Municipal Library Being Reconstructed To Facilitate Book-lovers.
UAE / Brazil – UAE’s Folk Tale Tradition And Silent Books Market Showcased At Sao Paulo Book Fair.
India – Iconic bookstores across India you should definitely visit.
Nigeria – Best reading spaces to enjoy a book in Nigeria.
India – Indian Artist Reimagines Spider-Man In A Thong To Call Out Sexism In Comic Covers.
Middle East / North Africa – Translate This! 21 Women (Writing in Arabic) You Want to Read in English.
Pakistan – Quaid-e-Azam museum library in Karachi revitalizing the spirit of freedom.
China – Over 300,000 books to be displayed at Beijing book fair.
New Zealand – PANZ International Conference a Resounding Success.
Pakistan – Good news for Book Lovers: There is a new trend in which strangers are exchanging books all over Pakistan.
India – The Hindu and Goodbooks invite entries to children’s book awards.

And don’t forget, you can keep up with global publishing and writing news daily via theTNPS feed: @thenewpubstd