The Global Ranking 2016, which is based predominantly on 2015 revenue data, lists (or is describing) a total of 57 publishing groups, as in 2014 and 2015, with a combined revenue of m€ 63,739 (up 8 % from 2014, and a staggering 22 % over 2013). In its 10th iteration, the current transformation of the […]

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Discussing the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry with Chinese and international leaders of the book business. The 2016 edition of the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry will be at the center of a half day conference in Beijing, organized by Bookdao (China), Livres Hebdo (France), and Ruediger Wischenbart Content and Consulting (Austria). Date: […]

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To get the best out of your conversations at the book fair, check out the latest industry statistics and analysis from our research.   Find our 2 free Frankfurt white papers, on international market developments, and how multiple content media impact publishing: The Business of Books 2015: Key data on markets and developments in Europe, UK and US, […]

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This survey of the 57 largest (book) publishing corporations worldwide, with a combined revenues from publishing of 53,328 m€, tracks the evolution of the global business of books in its transformation between digitalization, globalization and consolidation. The study, which has been updated annually since 2007, encompasses scientific and professional, educational and consumer publishing. An initiative […]

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The Spring 2014 Release of the Global eBook Report Is Out: Full coverage of recent ebook market developments for the US, UK, Europe, Brazil and India, comparative key data on overall publishing, and the new eBook Yellow Pages included. The Global eBook report update spring 2014 brings for the first time direct comparative data across […]

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The CEO panel debate at the Frankfurt Book Fair is hosting leaders of this transformation, to discuss the transformation of the industry, and its future perspectives as they are shaped by their companies. Wednesday October 10, 2012, from 14:30 to 16:00 Hall 4.2, room Dimension. Speakers: • Santiago de la Mora, Director, Print Content Partnerships, […]

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Invitation To attend a session at the London Book Fair to discuss international statistics and perspectives of publishing markets Monday, April 16, 2012, 10:00 to 11:00 am Thamse Room (Earls Court, level 1) Details: http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en/Sessions/504/Global-Publishing-Statistics-Trends-and-Developments In 2011, the International Publishers Association (IPA) launched an initiative to survey “Global Publishing Markets”, and contracted RĂĽdiger Wischenbart Content […]

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The first debate of industry leaders, based on the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, found an audience of over 150 publishing professionals at the first day of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2010. Co-organized by Livres Hebdo, buchreport, Publishers Weekly and The Bookseller, and kicked off with some key findings of the Global Ranking that […]

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Who’s on top in Chinese fiction
November 30, 2009 by ruediger

The yearly top revenue based ranking of Chinese writers by Danwei provides, just as in previous editions, some highly interesting (and entertaining) insights in how the Chinese fans and readers are ticking. Don’t only go for the top few names, but read the by-lines, and occasionally check back grounds for the names listed – and […]

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So what did you learn in Frankfurt this year?
October 17, 2009 by ruediger

…I would be asked, while still recovering from the ritual book fair cold & cough, and at the same time recapitulating the many many chats and conversations with friends and colleagues, customers and partners in 4 days that feel like, frankly, like a couple of weeks. Thinking now, in retrospective, of all the self appointed […]

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