With so much publishing industry news and debate, there’s never time for TNPS to cover it all. But most days I manage to put out shorter posts on LinkedIn to at least give the smaller stories some deserved attention. What follows are some of those too-short-for-TNPS posts that this past week appeared on TNPS LinkedIn, that you may find interesting.

The Kids Listen survey is mostly behind a paywall, but had to share this from the teaser.

#podcasts #podcasting #kidspodcasting #digitalaudio #kidsdigitalaudio #childrensdigitalaudio #childrenspodcasting


Mexico – Coahuila International Book Fair’s 25th edition set for April 28-May 7.

Acclaimed as the biggest book fair in northern Mexico, preparations are underway for FIL Coahuil, which will take place at the Centro Cultural Universitario del Pueblo Mágico de Arteaga.

Chile will be guest of honour.

Visit the FIL Coahuila website.

#Mexicobookfairs #Mexicopublishing #Mexicobookmarket #CoahuilaInternationalBookFair2023 #FILCoahuila #FILC23


Azerbaijan – The 2nd Baku Children’s Book Festival has just wound up.

Held at the Baku Sports Palace, Azerbaijan’s 2nd Children’s Book Festival took place over the past couple of days, reports Laman Ismalyilova for Azer News

Organised by the Ministries of Culture, Youth and Sports, Science and Education, the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, and the Azerbaijan Publishers Association, the event showcased thousands of children’s books, with authors and publishers engaging with the visitors.

Read more.

#Azerbaijanbookmarket #Azerbaijanpublishing #BakuChildrensBookFestival


Spain – Madrid Book Fair poster unveiled.

The 82nd Madrid Book Fair will run May 26 through June 11 this year.

The poster for the event has just been revealed.

PublishNews ES has the details.

#Spainpublishing #Spainbookmarket #MadridBookFair


An antidote to Amazon – “How Bookshop.org Survives—and Thrives—in Amazon’s World”.

Wired has must-read overview of the rise of Bookshop.org, including some invaluable insights into the world of founder Andy Hunter.

Some of the accompanying images are not so invaluable – a photo of Agent Jellybean, a pet rat owned by Hunter’s daughter doesn’t really add anything to the narrative – but a small price to pay to get a better understanding of how Bookshop.org works in the real world.

#ecommerce #ecommercebooks #booksellingonline #Amazon #antidotestoAmazon


15 of the Best Filipino Children’s Books from the Philippines

Who can resist a list of Filipino children’s books?

Thanks to Arvyn Cerezo at Book Riot for the recommendations, which actually appeared on Book Riot a year ago, but timeless choices, and anyway new to me and probably to you.

From Cerezo:

“Filipino children’s books do not enjoy international prominence. It’s something of a niche: there’s a scarcity of Filipino children’s books in the global mainstream media. Books from children’s Filipine authors Erin Entrada Kelly, Michelle Sterling, and others certainly help elevate the status of that niche, but they often cater to the Filipino diaspora. And this genre has a lot more to offer.

“International readers know little about Filipino children’s books that come from the Philippines itself, a completely different set of works that have distinct identities.”

Check out the full list here.

#childrensbooks #childrensliterature #Philippinespublishing #Philippinesbookmarket #Filipinochildrensbooks