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  • Watterson Wins at Angoulême Festival

    Calvin and Hobbes’ creator Bill Watterson won the 2014 Grand Prix, the top prize at the 41st annual Festival International de la Bande Desinée in Angoulême, France.

  • Comics Jump International Lines at Angoulême

    Europe’s biggest comics festival opened in Angoulême, France Thursday with the streets thronged with avid comics readers and the rights center jammed with meetings from publishers around the world.

  • Record Attendance at Guadalajara

    Tight security did not deter over 750,000 people (50,000 more than last year) from attending FIL—a meeting point between readers and books.

  • U.S. Publishers Increase Presence at Guadalajara

    The first ever "USA Pavilion" contributed to an increase in American publishers' participation at this year's Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL).

  • U.S. Librarians at FIL

    This year, a growing number of librarians, publishers, agents, distributors, and self-published authors have come to the largest Spanish-language book fair in the world.

  • President of Israel Opens Guadalajara Book Fair

    On November 30, President Shimon Peres opened the largest Spanish-language book fair in the world.

  • New Toronto Book Fair Announced

    BookExpo Canada closed in 2009, but now plans for a new consumer-oriented book fair in Toronto have been unveiled. The Toronto International Book Fair is currently slated for Nov. 13-16, 2014.

  • Children's Book Authors Feted at Shanghai Children's Book Fair

    On the last day of the inaugural China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), held from November 7-9, the winners of the Golden Pinwheel Awards were announced.

  • Shanghai Children’s Book Fair: A Strong Foundation

    Positive reviews from exhibitors continue to roll in on the second day of the China Shanghai Children’s International Book Fair (CCBF).

  • Shanghai Children's Book Fair: Off to a Great Start

    First impressions count, and on the first day of China Shanghai Children’s International Book Fair, the heavy foot traffic just one hour into its opening bodes well for the inaugural event.

  • Sharjah 2013: Sheikh Warns Against the 'Aggression' of Globalization

    The 32nd Sharjah International Book Fair was launched yesterday, November 6, by HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, who decried the "cultural aggression" of globalization.

  • Sharjah 2013: Let's Be Blunt, Piracy is Theft

    Some 150 publishers - from the U.K. and Europe, from the U.S. and Latin America and of course from across the Arab world - gathered at Sharjah's Chamber of Commerce this week for the two-day professional program that preceded the 32nd Sharjah International Book Fair.

  • Countdown to the Shanghai Children's Book Fair

    The stage is set for the who's who of China's children's publishing industry and those interested in reaching the country's 230 million children under 16 years old.

  • The 2013 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, a destination literary and arts festival created in response to the Bali bombings in 2002

  • New French Book Festival Starts in Paris

    The Festival des Ecrivains du Monde, a celebration of world literature, began in Paris Friday September 20, continued through the weekend and carried over for two days in Lyon where it ends today.

  • Beijing 2013: Savvy Publishers, Closer Collaboration

    Almost everybody reported increased sales to China, and no one had failed to note (and welcome) the changes within the Chinese reading and publishing community.

  • Guinness World Records Signs Deal with China’s Largest ELT Publisher

    In a ceremony at the 2013 Beijing International Book Fair, Guinness World Records (GWR) and China’s Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing (FLTRP) signed an agreement for the publication of the 2014 Chinese-language edition of the Guinness World Records annual book.

  • Beijing 2013: Stronger Partnerships, Broader Markets

    The second day of the Beijing International Book Fair continued to see crowded booths and satisfied exhibitors despite the 80-minute (or longer) commute from the city center to the three-year-old new exhibition center.

  • Beijing 2013: Richer Program, Wider Participation

    More than 2,260 publishers from 76 countries are expected to attend the 20th Beijing International Book Fair which runs from August 28 to September 1.

  • BEA 2013: Shanghai’s New Children’s Book Fair

    The inaugural China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair will be held November 7–10, with the first two days dedicated to trade, and the remaining days open to the public.

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