Booksellers in the U.K. and France are reporting strong results, with two-thirds of booksellers in the U.K. reporting stronger holiday sales, and booksellers in France seeing a drop in December but an overall sales hike in 2019.
The Book People, the U.K. online discount bookseller, which also operates pop-up stores at schools and businesses, has gone into administration, a U.K. term similar to filing for bankruptcy protection.
Tariffs that were scheduled to be placed on a range of children's books printed in China on December 15 have been suspended by the Trump administration following a "phase one" trade agreement reached Friday between the U.S. and China.
Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' was the bestselling English-language print book in Canada for the second year, according BookNet Canada SalesData. Margaret Atwood and Malcolm Gladwell were the top Canadian fiction and nonfiction authors.
The largest book event for publishers and authors in the Spanish-speaking world is burgeoning in size and value year after year.
Big deals this week include two six-figure acquisitions for debuts and a shift to a new publisher for bestseller and Big Stone Gap series author Adriana Trigiani.
English-speaking Canada has no equivalent to the Salon du Livre de Montréal, which attracted more than 100,000 French-language book buyers. The annual event, which took place last week, is also a forum for Canada's publishers to talk shop and trade rights.
The 38th edition of the International Istanbul Book Fair drew 800 exhibitors, 605,000 visitors, and held over 300 activities.
Big Bad Wolf Ventures, a company based in Malaysia that runs large-scale, 24-hour book sales, is opening an office inside the Sharjah Book Authority Free Zone in the UAE to service the Middle East and Africa.
Egyptian publishers are taking more risks in the post-Mubarak era.