The Global50 International Publishing Ranking 2021 is out!
October 18, 2021 by ruediger
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 […]
Launching ReBoot 2021: The Repair Shop. Assessing the damage and fixing it!
December 14, 2020 by ruediger
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 ‚Äď attended by 200 experienced industry leaders from 28 countries in a unique mix of heads of worldwide corporations and small local innovators ‚Äď, it is time to move on. In […]
For book fairs, 2020 was (not is) a watershed moment. On Reed Exhibitions pulling the plug at BookExpo, and related news. About the current re-writing of the publishing play book.
December 2, 2020 by ruediger
At BookExpo 2018, a publishing “CEO¬† roundtable” hosted by the Association of American Publishers‘ Maria A. Pallante, had 3 heads of New York Big Five publishing corporations debating the future of the industry. I don’t recall details, but am certain that all three speakers were upbeat. Two years and a bit later, Carolyn Reidy of […]
Post-pandemic strategies? Fix the supply chain of books!
November 24, 2020 by ruediger
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 […]
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 […]
NEW:¬†The Virus and the Books¬† A Special from the Digital Consumer Books Barometer!
August 29, 2020 by ruediger
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 […]
English version here. ‚ÄěWie oft fragen Verleger ihre Praktikanten um Rat?‚Äú Sara Sargent von Penguin Random House warf die Frage provokativ und doch mit einem L√§cheln in ihrer Er√∂ffnungsrede am Publishers‚Äė Forum in Berlin ins Auditorium. Welche Gelegenheiten haben Buchmenschen, Neues zu lernen √ľber junge Zielgruppen, die nahtlos zwischen Lesen, Binge-Watching, Spielen, Chatten, SMSen und […]
What are book statistics good for: Why in times of change, having a road map is critical.
March 15, 2018 by ruediger
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 […]
The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2017 now available as digital publication.
October 5, 2017 by ruediger
The¬†Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, which has been updated every year since 2007, currently represents¬†50 companies¬†that each report revenues from publishing of over 150 m‚ā¨ (or 200 m US$). The Global Ranking for the first time is now available as a¬†PDF digital publication, which encompasses: A table ranking the global top¬†50 publishing ventures; Detailed […]
The Global eBook report 2017 is out
May 24, 2017 by ruediger
The Global eBook report 2017 is a standard reference for international market developments in digital consumer books. Overall market trends for print and digital in the Americas, Europe and Asia; New and more detailed ebook sales trends across key markets; In depth analysis¬†on how genre, price and sales channels drive, and differentiate, ebook markets; Critical […]