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  • Beijing Book Fair's New Plans for September


    The Beijing International Book Fair will open on September 12 with the the International Publishing Forum, focusing on scientific, technical, medical, and educational publishing. The main fair will then be held September 14-18.

  • Frankfurt Confirms In-Person Fair, Limits Daily Attendees to 25,000


    The Frankfurt Book Fair has again confirmed that the fair will proceed with live, in-person events, this October 20-24. To protect the health of fairgoers, it will limit total daily attendees to 25,000.

  • Beijing Book Fair Postponed at Last Minute


    The Beijing International Book Fair will be postponed to a later date as a result of the spread of the coronavirus around Beijing, organizers announced today. The fair, which was holding both in-person and virtual exhibitions, was originally scheduled to start tomorrow.

  • Beckett Is Big in Germany, Dueñas Tops in Spain


    Britain’s Simon Beckett topped Germany’s fiction bestseller list in late July with the mystery 'The Lost' while in Spain, María Dueñas’s 'Sira' topped the fiction list.

  • Reopenings, TikTok Boosts Indigo Sales in Q1


    Indigo Books & Music, Canada's leading book retailer, had a 27% increase in sales in the quarter ended July 3, 2021, over a year ago and it cut its net loss. Online sales fell from last year as physical sales jumped.

  • Belarus Dissolves PEN, Invokes International Ire


    On the anniversary of Belarus' contested presidential election of Aleksandr Lukashenka, a court dissolved PEN Belarus following the organization's release of a report documenting hundreds of human rights abuses.

  • Censorship on the Rise Worldwide


    The International Publishers Association and PEN have documented hundreds of attacks on press freedom, many of them targeting LGBTQ and dissident groups.

  • PRH Expands in Portugal with Acquisition of Grupo 20/20


    Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial in Portugal has acquired Grupo 20/20 Editora, and will merge the companies under a new name, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Portugal.

  • Canadian Book Sales Recover in First Six Months of 2021


    A new report from BookNet Canada, the organization that compiles data about Canadian publishing, shows that book sales for the first six months of 2021 rose 11.2% over 2020, but were still below the sales level in the first half of 2019.

  • U.K. Authors Rally to Protect Copyright


    More than 2,500 authors have put their names to a letter in London's 'Sunday Times' as part of the Save Our Books campaign, launched in an effort to maintain the U.K.'s "copyright exhaustion" principle.