Livres Hebdo’s Fabrice Piault on Politics and France’s Reading Culture

Ahead of France's program as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt in October, a Parisian editor talks about how political distractions may be slowing book sales. The post Livres Hebdo’s Fabrice Piault on Politics and France’s Reading Culture appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

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Livre Hebdo’s Fabrice Piault on Politics and France’s Reading Culture

Ahead of France's program as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt in October, the Parisian editor talks about how political distractions may be slowing book sales. The post Livre Hebdo’s Fabrice Piault on Politics and France’s Reading Culture appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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PA urges political parties to commit to axing 'unfair' reading tax

Trade bodies, including the Publishers Association (PA), have sent a letter to the political parties ahead of the release of their election manifestos calling for them to commit to removing "unfair and illogical" VAT on digital publications. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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South African Book Fair and Book Week: Toward a Reading Culture

The Book Development Council is readying its 2019 National Book Week, South African Book Fair and national indigenous language festivals. The post South African Book Fair and Book Week: Toward a Reading Culture appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Interview: Fabrice Piault on the Rise of French Popular Fiction

While the trend has been building for some time, publishing news media in France now are reporting on how 'houses known for publishing literary fiction have been hiring editors to develop popular fiction imprints.' The post Interview: Fabrice Piault on the Rise of French Popular Fiction appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Politics in Paris: Russia’s Country of Honor Stint at the Salon du Livre Reflects Strained Relations

Book fairs can find themselves in the middle of shifting geopolitics. At the just-closed Salon du Livre in Paris, the French president sidestepped a visit to Russia's Country of Honor stand. The post Politics in Paris: Russia’s Country of Honor Stint at the Salon du Livre Reflects Strained... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Actes Sud's Nyssen made France's culture minister

Francoise Nyssen, chief executive officer of French publisher Actes Sud, has been appointed culture minister in Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s new government. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Outrage in France over €30 public reading fees

French authors, librarians and volunteers are up in arms over libraries and other non-profit venues having to pay a fee of at least €30 to hold public readings in the country. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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France stages inaugural 'Reading Night'

France’s inaugural Reading Night on Saturday (14th January) was a “great success,” according to the culture ministry, which initiated and partially subsidised the event. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Politics Tops in France; ‘Cursed Child’ Big in Germany, Italy

The top of France’s nonfiction list took on a political bent in October, with an exposé of French president François Hollande penned by investigative journalists Fabrice Lhomme and Gérard Davet after five years of research. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kenya Publishers Association Cites Concern for Reading Culture

'The problem with the Kenyan society is that we read mostly for exams.' The country's publishers say they're troubled by children's lack of a reading habit. The post Kenya Publishers Association Cites Concern for Reading Culture appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Recommended Reading: The political media machine on Facebook

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Sales of Syrian culture anthology soar after woman held for reading it on plane

Syria Speaks, which made headlines after it led to a honeymooning airline passenger being questioned under the Terrorism Act, sees surge of interestThe publisher of a book about Syrian culture that hit the headlines last week, when a British Muslim woman was detained after being seen reading it... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A Tale of Two Cultures: Children's Publishing in France and America

French and American children's book publishers gathered on June 9 at the French Embassy in New York City. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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France's publishers pay tribute to Charlie Hebdo staff

The French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) said in a statement this afternoon that it was “deeply upset” by today's terror attack against publication Charlie Hebdo and “freedom of the press, expression and right to publish, the foundations of democracy.”  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Livres Hebdo stops measuring online sales

French trade publication Livres Hebdo has scrapped its monthly distance print book sales barometer, which measured online and mail order sales, as an indirect result of Amazon’s refusal to provide any of its data to market research agencies.   This refusal prompted Fnac, the largest cultural... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Culturally Hip Korea Blames Digital Devices for Decline in Reading

A visit to the Seoul Book Fair reveals publishers are still wary of ebooks and blame smart devices for the decline in reading, even as Korean culture has become hip abroad. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon's political reading map shows which way your neighbors are leaning

Religion, bathroom routines and politics are three things you should never, ever discuss at the dinner table. However, if you're curious about your neighbors' political reading habits, then you should check out Amazon's Election Heat Map. The bookseller rated the top 250 books with a "clear... Continue reading at Engadget

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Read Harder: Read A Horror Book Published By An Indie Press

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Read Harder: Read a YA Nonfiction Book

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