The international consumption of digital books reflects a steady shift of readers‚Äô habits, with mostly stable growth in ebooks and audiobooks and a continuous expansion of subscription, digital lending and streaming. The Digital Consumer Book Barometer can be downloaded free of charge at¬†https://bit.ly/DigiBaroFall2021¬† The report provides detailed insights and analysis based on solid and exclusive […]

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First and foremost, I have no clue what regulators will say about the purchase. This is not my turf. But I have a couple of observations on the underlying stories in the move of German Bertelsmann group, parent of Penguin Random House, picking up the 1924 founded book publishing jewel, Simon and Schuster, for $2.175 […]

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When around 60% of Brazilians found themselves trapped in isolation for well over a month in March and April of 2020, the result was a significant and lasting raise in digital book consumption, which was especially strong for specific genre categories like fiction, nonfiction (which included educational) as well as children and young adult reading. […]

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Virtual¬†Conference¬†on 13 October 2020 >¬†Preparations¬†Tracks in September The key market lessons we learn for 2021 www.rebootbooks.org A fact-finding process virtual conference on rebooting writing, reading and publishing in the post-pandemic world, proposed by Carlo Carrenho, Klaus-Peter Stegen and R√ľdiger Wischenbart together with Premium Partner¬†Publishers Weekly. The virtual conference¬†ReBoot Books, Business and Reading 2020, scheduled for¬†Tuesday, […]

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Deutsche Fassung hier. ‚ÄúHow often do publishers ask their interns for advice?‚ÄĚ Sara Sargent of Penguin Random House was raising the question, provocatively, yet with a smile, in her keynote address to the Publishers‚Äô Forum in Berlin. She discussed how traditional book people can learn about new young audiences who seamlessly navigate between reading, binge […]

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The strategy dispute in the publishing industry: Drive diversity? Or focus on the core business? How to increase efficiency in either case!   New perspectives, reorganization, implementation¬†‚Äď these are the key guiding principles in publishing in 2019. After last year‚Äôs self-critical debates over dwindling customer numbers, ever more complex markets, and new competitors, it is […]

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Following up on last year’s successful premiere with the Beijing Summit of the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, again a top level conference has been held right ahead of the opening of the Beijing Internatuional Book Fair, BIBF, on August 22nd, 2017. This year, the focus was put on “Knowledge Services“, a Chinese formula […]

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It seems as if it all started only last season, but it was 10 years ago when we first met in Vienna, for an informal exchange between professional publications for the international book trade, and a few like minded colleagues interested in publishing markets and developments. Pictured are Thomas Wilking, buchreport, Javier Celaya, DosDoce, Benedicte […]

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A new white paper by the Global eBook report brings insights on the recent development in several digital book markets across continental Europe. Topics include: ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† How does price impact on digital sales? ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† How does the balance between volume and value work out in different markets? ¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† How do digital exports compare for France, […]

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All that Publishing! Check out our agenda for Publishers’ Forum on 28 & 29 April 2016 in Berlin At the moment, the book business is plagued by uncertainties. Informed orientation and solid fundamental information are the key to successfully managing the transformation of the publishing industry. Strategic correlations and their condensation into everyday publishing practice […]

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