Tag Archives: japan

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/6-3/10

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Is there an opportunity for indies in the wake of Family Christian‘s closing? Why don’t critics take teen literature seriously?…Continue Reading

International Bestsellers, May 2016

Every month, Publishing Trends runs fiction international bestsellers lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. This month, our four regular territories are joined by two more: Finland and Japan. Those books that have been published in English are listed with their official English-language title. All others are translated as literally as possible from the original….Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 8/3-8/7

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Why do writers use the present tense, and will they always have defend that choice? How will dropping ebook sales…Continue Reading

The Seoul International Book Fair’s Quest for a Global Audience

Like many small book fairs around the world (see our recent articles on the Buenos Aires and Jerusalem Book Fairs for a few examples), the Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF), a once domestic and consumer-directed event, is looking to professionalize and internationalize its image. In the past 5 years, major funding and programming from the…Continue Reading

Whose Digital Manga is it Anyway? Publishers vs. Scanlation

Protesting government controls on “harmful” content, 10 major Japanese manga publishers announced their boycott of the 2011 International Anime Fair (IAF) and teamed with a number of anime studios to form a rival event, the Anime Contents Expo (ACE). Both events were canceled of the earthquake last March, but were scheduled again this year. The…Continue Reading