95.6% of Algerians like reading. 52% read fiction. Arabic, French and English the preferred languages. 90% prefer print to ebooks.
No, there’s no easy access to Algeria’s ebook stores or online stores, but be in no doubt about Algeria’s potential.
2.2 million people turned out for the just finished Algiers International Book Fair. putting it in…[Read more]
As Storytel Q3 results show 730,000 subscribers, with streaming revenue up 43% Y/Y, fourth place rival Bokus Play plays the discount game to stay relevant.
Over at TNPS today an update on the ever-fascinating Scandinavian digital books scene.
Of special interest to authors and publishers will be that 51% of Storytel’s streaming revenue…[Read more]
Gli arabi non leggono?
Mark Williams started the topic Dostoyevsky banned as Kuwait bucks liberal trend in Middle East in the forum Industry news 1 day, 20 hours ago
The Arab Renaissance set back by worsening censorship in Kuwait. Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov among 1,000 titles banned at Kuwait Book Fair.
An update over at TNPS today on the deteriorating situation in Kuwait, which is heading in the opposite direction of most Arab states when it comes to freedom to p…[Read more]
questa è il link dell’area del mio giornale interamente dedicata ai libri che può diventare riferimento per le recensioni
Mark Williams started the topic 4.4 million visitors to 2 Arab book fairs in the past 2 weeks in the forum Industry news 4 days, 6 hours ago
4.4 million visitors to Arab book fairs in the past two weeks. The Arab Renaissance gathers momentum.
As reported here yesterday, 2.23 million people attended the just concluded Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates.
Also just finished is the Algiers International Book Fair in Algeria, which has been pretty much universally…[Read more]
Storytel confirms Brazil launch for 2019 as Mexico launch nears.
You hear it here first! Back in May that is, when I broke the news on TNPS and here that Storytel was preparing launches in Mexico and Brazil.
Only a month later, in June, did Storytel confirm the planned Mexico launch.
In August Sweden’s Boktugg tried to get Jonas Tellander to…[Read more]
Scenes from the Bangalore Literature Festival.
The India book fair season is well underway. Check out this BoingBoing post about the just finished Bangalore Lit Fest.
Attracting just 16,000 visitors, Bangalore is one of myriad smaller book fests in India (well over 200 events last year – more this year) where readers flock to, and where they…[Read more]
Mark Williams started the topic Amazon Audible launches in India almost a year after Storytel in the forum Industry news 1 week ago
Amazon finally launches Audible in India, almost a year after Storytel. Sticks to one audiobook subscription model against Storytel’s unlimited ebooks and audio.
Okay, here’s the deal. Pay Amazon Audible India $2.75 a month and get to listen to one audiobook a month.
If you want Amazon ebooks you’ll need to shell out a further $2 for KU India…[Read more]
Mark Williams started the topic Indian film-makers are increasingly adapting books in search of new content in the forum Voices 1 week, 2 days ago
Indian film-makers are increasingly adapting books in search of new content.
For internet film-makers “Book rights are a gold mine.”
All genres of literary content have potential to be adapted to screen. Language is another element that plays a pivotal role. There is also a huge appetite for narratives in local languages and there is some…
Mark Williams started the topic Big Bad Wolf preps for third Philippines run. Aims for 30 cities in 2019 in the forum Industry news 1 week, 2 days ago
Big Bad Wolf preps for third Philippines run. Aims for 30 cities in 2019.
Just when you think there are no surprises left, Big Bad Wolf pulls the complacency rug from under our feet, announcing a third Big Bad Wolf book sale in the Philippines this year.
In February Big Bad Wolf took TWO MILLION English-language books to Manila for the first…[Read more]
With an online population bigger than the Netherlands, Myanmar gets its first national ebook store with telco MPT.
Myanmar? That will be Burma for those of you who learned geography last century.
“While the localised payments hurdles are fast falling as mobile finance options proliferate, localised content is a chicken and egg problem.
Mark Williams started the topic Major new francophone African literature prize for 2019 in the forum Industry news 1 week, 3 days ago
The Orange Book Prize in Africa, Set for 2019, Will Honour the Best Francophone Fiction Book Published in the Continent.
Read more at BrittlePaper.
Maggie . replied to the topic The Handmaid's Tale released in UAE as Arab book market globalisation builds in the forum Voices 1 week, 3 days ago
That is huge, given the nature of the show. PS. My favourite series ever.
antonio quintanilla replied to the topic Proceso de elaboración del primer eBook de StreetLib Series in the forum StreetLib Series 1 week, 4 days ago
Por supuesto, Antonio. Podéis corregir todo lo que creáis conveniente.
Online bookstore Kitab Yatra launched in Nepal.
Find out more over at TNPS.
The New Publishing Standard. Tracking the Global New Renaissance as it happens, day by day.
Is the latest boycott a sign Amazon is preparing to shutter Abe Books?
270 sellers on Amazon-owned Abe Books are boycotting the site this week after Amazon pulled the plug on sellers in a number of countries around the world.
As one protester said,
“The biggest e-commerce giant in the world apparently finds it too complicated to do business in…[Read more]
Tienes todo el permiso del mundo. A nosotras no ayudaba mucho y era curioso comprobar cómo cada una enfocaba el relato de una manera diferente. No es una idea original porque creo que se utiliza en talleres de escritura, pero puede ser estimulante en este espacio. ¡Gracias a vosotr@s! ¡Un abrazo apretao!
¡Me parece una idea buenísima, Marta! Con tu permiso, la incluiremos en una de nuestras newsletters (probablemente en la de la semana que viene, que es específica para usuarios hispanohablantes) para que se entere todo el mundo.
- Load More