The Global 50 International Publishing Ranking 2021 is ready for free download at www.wischenbart.com/ranking.com 55 leadling publishing groups worldwide in consumer books, educational, scientific and professional, listed by revenue from publishing activities, plus a detailed analysis of trends and company profiles with key data. The Global 50 publishing ranking is updated every year since 2007, and published in […]

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“Breaks, but no breakdowns: The pandemic and its impact on the international book business” reads the headline of a new preview of the Global 50 World Publishing Ranking 2021. Download your free copy of this White Paper at Preview Global 50 2021 This ‘Preview’ to the next Global 50 looks specifically at the following topics: […]

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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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With 200 participants from 28 countries, the virtual conference “ReBoot: Books, Business and Reading” had its premiere yesterday, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair. The aim of the conference with top-class contributions from publishers, book retailers and service providers, in a broad mix of international corporations and small local […]

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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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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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For gaining a more realistic understanding of digital markets, creators and consumers, new instruments are needed to measure and structure sales. And we deserve some novel ideas to grasp how ebooks, self-publishing, audio, streaming and ‘Studio’ platforms relate and compete: The new “European eBook Barometer” is a unique collaborative effort for sharing deep sales data […]

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I peak over the shoulder of a well experienced trade publisher – she, or he, may work in a mid-sized imprint of a major group, or in some independent or even a boutique house -, with a few screens at the desk, a pile of recent charts and market reports to the left, and a […]

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We do reports like the “Global 50 – The Ranking of the Publishing Industry“, or the “Global eBook” report, and professional publishing conferences from New York to Berlin to Beijing. To allow us sending you newsletter alerts on new projects and publications, you need to subscribe and register. at http://www.wischenbart.com/page-62 (or directly at http://eepurl.com/dtI0pb ). We will send you our newsletter […]

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Publishers are challenged by declining book markets, a changing readership drifting away from books, as much as new competition from other content and formats – AND by the messy data that are available to build a realistic assessment of what is going on in the first place. And yet, book statistics are seen as a […]

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