publishing

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

What ails Bangladesh's publishing industry?

The price we pay for the local paper takes advantage of that extra duty, and practically we are stuck with buying low quality local paper with questionable output often.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

HarperCollins union begins strike, citing wages, diversity

In recent years, entry- and mid-level employees throughout publishing have been increasingly vocal on social media about their unhappiness with wages, workloads and diversity.

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

ULAB’s 6th literary salon discusses the local publishing scene

The event is being hosted today, October 12, between 5 and 7 pm at The Auditorium, 6th Floor of ULAB Research Building, House 56, Road 4/A Dhanmondi. It is open for all.

October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022

Rising dollar prices impact book trade

Publishers are fearing that the number of readers as well as buyers will gradually decrease. 

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Shaheen Akhtar’s ‘Beloved Rongomala’ (trans. Shabnam Nadiya) in a new edition from Westland Books

Based on an 18th century legend from Bangladesh’s Noakhali region, Beloved Ronglomala tells the story of one Queen Phuleswari, a child bride, and of Rongomala, a woman of legend.

August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022

How Partition impacted the Dhaka book trade

With the expansion of the publishing business, bookshops also sprang up in various parts of Old Dhaka, particularly in Chawkbazar, Islampur, Mughaltuli and Patuatuli. It is estimated that the number of bookshops in Dhaka till 1900 were no less than 40. 

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

July’s ULAB Literary Salon discusses Bangladeshi short story anthologies

An engaging discussion on translations unfolded at the event.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Budget 2022-23 and the fate of our publishing industry

The protruding question we’re left with is this: is the allocated sum for purchasing even merely enough to support our publishers in this grave time?

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

The fault in our books: Why are Bangla books poorly edited?

What does our editorial process lack? Why can’t we hire good proofreaders? The answer lies in the economics of it. 

March 2, 2022
March 2, 2022

Brandon Sanderson announces five new novels “accidentally” written

Sanderson has written five “accidental” books between 2020 and 2022, four of which will be published as full-fledged novels in 2023.