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Man Booker International 2019 longlist announced

14 March 2019
The longlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for translated fiction has been announced. The 13 longlisted titles are: Celestial Bodies (Jokha Alharthi, trans by Marilyn Booth, Sandstone Press) Love...

UK sales of translated fiction grew in 2018

7 March 2019
In the UK, Nielsen Book statistics commissioned by the Man Booker International Prize show that translated fiction sales in the UK grew by 5.5% in 2018, with sales of £20.7...

Springer Nature shares journal articles on ResearchGate

4 March 2019
Springer Nature is sharing articles from its journals on academic social networking site ResearchGate, reports the Bookseller. In a pilot program spanning three months, the company will upload full-text articles...

Crankstart announced as new Booker Prize sponsor

1 March 2019
US-based charitable foundation Crankstart will be the new sponsor of the Booker Prize. Crankstart's five-year sponsorship will begin on 1 June, after the announcement of the 2019 Man Booker International...

PEN America Literary Awards 2019 winners announced

28 February 2019
In the US, PEN America has announced the winners of its 2019 Literary Awards. Among the award winners are: PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Friday Black (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, riverrun) PEN/Robert...

PRH Southeast Asia announces inaugural list

22 February 2019
The new Southeast Asia arm of Penguin Random House (PRH SEA) has announced its inaugural list of 93 titles, reports the Straits Times. The first list from the Singapore-based operation,...

Germany’s largest wholesaler files for bankruptcy

20 February 2019
Germany’s largest book wholesaler and distributor, KNV, has filed for bankruptcy, reports Publishers Weekly. On Thursday, 14 February, the managing directors of companies within the KNV Group filed for bankruptcy,...

Pearson sells US textbook business

19 February 2019
UK educational publisher Pearson is selling its US textbook business to private equity group Nexus Capital Management and is shifting its focus to digital, reports the Financial Times. Pearson's US K12...

Simon & Schuster sales flat in 2018

18 February 2019
Simon & Schuster worldwide revenues fell marginally from US$830 million (A$1.16bn) in 2017 to US$825 million (A$1.15bn) in 2018, reports Publishers Weekly. During 2018 domestic sales in adult and children's books...

EU agrees on copyright directive

15 February 2019
The European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission have made an agreement on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which modernises copyright law...

US trade segment increased by 4.6% in 2018

14 February 2019
In the US, estimates from the Association of American Publishers' (AAP) StatShot program show that US publishers’ revenue for trade books was US$7.49 billion (A$10.57bn) in 2018, an increase of...

Cabrera appointed CEO of Lonely Planet

13 February 2019
Lonely Planet has appointed Luis Cabrera as president and CEO. New partnerships and acquisitions, as well as diversification, will be top priorities for Cabrera, according to a statement from Lonely...

Verso launches fiction imprint

13 February 2019
Independent, radical publisher Verso will launch a fiction imprint later this year, reports Publishers Weekly. Verso Fiction will release its first two titles in late 2019: Will and Testament, a novel...

French media company Vivendi buys publisher

12 February 2019
French media company Vivendi has bought French-language publisher Editis from Spanish owner Planeta in a deal that values the business at €900 million ($A1.4bn), reports BookBrunch. Editis is the second-largest...