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  • Canadian Print Book Sales Stayed Flat in 2018

     

    The value of print books sold in Canada totaled C$1.13 billion ($850 million) in 2018, with 54.7 million units sold, according to data released by BookNet Canada and BNC SalesData, the national sales tracking service.

  • Talking Pictures Awards Submissions Open

     

    The contest, part of a cultural initiative of the New York Rights Fair celebrating excellence in book design in five categories, is now open for submissions for its 2019 awards.

  • Europe's Book Market Grew Slightly in 2017

     

    In 2017 the 29 member countries of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) generated €22.2 billion ($25.3 billion) in total sales, a figure up slightly from 2016 after accounting for exchange rate effects.

  • Study Recommends Refocusing Readers on Canadian Authors

     

    The 180-page report shows a steep drop in both sales of books by Canadian authors and books published by Canadian-owned presses.

  • A.J. Finn is Kobo's Bestselling Author of 2018

     

    Rakuten Kobo's lists of the top selling e-books and audiobooks in Canada for the year was led by A.J. Finn's 'The Woman in the Window' and Mark Manson's 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.'

  • Brazilian Publisher Pleads for People to Buy Books

     

    Luiz Schwarcz, CEO of PRH-owned Companhia das Letras in Brazil, has published a blog post on his company's website asking for people to buy and give books as gifts this holiday season. It has gone viral.

  • U.K. Book Trade Agrees to Code of Conduct

     

    In the U.K., groups representing agents, publishers, bookseller and authors have agreed to a 'Commitment to Professional Behaviour,' a new code of conduct intended to stamp out sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, and intimidation.

  • International Hot Book Properties, Week of December 10, 2018

     

    This week's hot books include an Italian novel about the downfall of Lehman Brothers that has won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger.

  • U.K. Authors Lobby for Brexit Protections

     

    The U.K. Society of Authors has issued a "Brexit Briefing" asking for specific provisions for writers and publishers to be part in the U.K.'s Withdraw Agreement, including copyright protections, favorable export terms, access to E.U. grant funding, and the ability to work in the E.U.

  • Activist Author Takes Over at Top Mexican Publisher

     

    Author Pablo Ignacio Taibo II has taken over as director of Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico’s large state-owned publishing house. He is seen as a political radical and a controversial choice to lead the publisher

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