Companies and authors use international book fairs across the world to generate greater interest in classic and contemporary literature: The Telegraph

This month, when audiences enter New York’s Javits Centre, the main venue for BookExpo America 2015, it would be hard to missthe large billboards advertising new works by Chinese authors.

As guest of honour, China has organised 130 events, from book launches to a symposium to discuss Xi Jinping: The Governance of China, the Chinese president’s fourth book. A delegation of about 300 Chinese writers and publishers will also descend on the expo, which runs from May 27 to 31.

The activity, part of the publishing industry’s “going global” strategy, stands in sharp contrast to even just a decade ago, when the translated works of contemporary Chinese authors were much harder to come by.

Dreams of being a scholar are crushed by lengthy legal battle against National Security Law charges: The Hankyoreh

In 2003, Kim Myung-soo, 59, who was working on a master’s degree in Korean literature, opened a small bookstore online to help cover his tuition and living expenses. Kim bought books at used bookstores for his graduate studies and then put them for sale online.