Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 14.00 to 15.00 CET The Global 50 CEO Talk 2021 will investigate deep transformative shifts that currently re-define much of the international book business, notably the strong push in mergers and acquisitions, and the consumer centric business strategies with two pre-eminent guest speakers: New York based investment banker Robin Warner of […]

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More digital book consumption, new audiences, a sustainable upswing: 2020 was a breakthrough year for digital consumer books, bringing new opportunities in reaching new audiences and an expansion in e-book and audiobook consumption in subscription, e-lending and streaming models. The Digital Consumer Book Barometer provides detailed insights and analysis based on solid and exclusive market […]

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In case you have missed the recent online debate at ReBoot Books on April 21st, find here below some key talking points from the discussions – and a 16 minute video excerpt from the panel “In search of the final consumer“. As a registered member of ReBoot, you can even view the full three sessions in […]

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After a widely received first season in fall 2020, with four Preparations Workshops and a 6-hour state of the industry debate on October 13 – attended by 200 experienced industry leaders from 28 countries in a unique mix of heads of worldwide corporations and small local innovators –, it is time to move on. In […]

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Two seemingly separate pieces of news came in this morning: The International Pulishers Association released a survey on “Covid-19’s impact on global publishing“, based on a broad roundcall among their members worldwide. And perhaps surprisingly to many observers, the first challenge that the IPA study adressed was NOT bookshop closures due to lockdown – but an […]

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Navigating through pandemic publishing land often requires confronting tricky conflicts of interest, as we learned throughout the four workshops in the ReBoot Preparations Tracks. When the lockdown started in Poland, for instance, the leading book chain Empik started to give away learning materials for free. “We opposed that”, said Sonia Draga, founder of the eponymous […]

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With 2 workshops (of 4) into the ReBoot Preparations Tracks, we can report already a load of interesting findings. Overall, it becomes clear on the one side how different the Covid-19 fallout is impacting various markets, segments, and companies, while on the other hand some strong lessons seem to come out across all the observed […]

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How did the Covid-19 sanitary crisis and the resulting lockdown impact on the ebooks and audiobooks consumption? Measuring transformative change, and lessons to learn for marketing digital consumer books: Flat subsription models on the rise; Ebooks successful beyond genre fiction; Smart and highly targeted PR and marketing effective in gaining new consumer groups. Free download from www.global-ebook.com […]

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Digital Barometer, edition of 2020, part 01 Released on June 2nd, 2020, at Readmagine Ready for free download now. And don’t forget to register for our newsletter to get the updates in July and September! About the Digital Consumer Book Barometer 2020 The Digital Consumer Book Barometer, started in 2018, provides intelligence on sales and […]

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Versuch einer Orientierung in der aktuellen Debatte zwischen Kulturschaffenden, KĂŒnstler*innen und Kulturpolitik in Österreich. Dieser Text wurde als “Kommentar der Anderen” fĂŒr “Der Standard” geschrieben. Dies hier ist eine erheblich erweiterte Arbeitsfassung, die fortlaufend um Daten, Materialien, Querverweise und Links erweitert wird. Diese Erweiterungen sind eingerĂŒckt und kursiv gesetzt.   DiskussionsbeitrĂ€ge bitte auf Twitter unter #neustartkultur oder als persönliche […]

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