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, KĂĽnstler*innen und Kulturpolitik in Ă–sterreich. Dieser Text wurde als “Kommentar der Anderen” fĂĽr “Der Standard” geschrieben. Dies hier ist eine erheblich erweiterte Arbeitsfassung, die fortlaufend um Daten, Materialien, Querverweise und Links erweitert wird. Diese Erweiterungen sind eingerĂĽckt und kursiv gesetzt.   Diskussionsbeiträge bitte auf Twitter unter #neustartkultur oder als persönliche […]

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Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’ VP International Originals, will be featured at this year’s Global 50 CEO Talk at the Frankfurer Buchmesse on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Frankfurt Pavilion. The Global 50 CEO Talk will be presented by Livres Hebdo (France), with Bookdao (China), buchreport (Germany), PublishNews (Brazil), Publishers Weekly (USA), […]

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(***Deutsche Fassung hier***) Where do we begin? It’s probably best to start with the tried-and-tested turnaround of storytellers – a surprise coup of death and rebirth. New television? How boring! “How boring!”, I’d still have declared a few years ago when the medium of TV was the talking point and to discuss how digital storytelling […]

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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 thought at first to be ambivalent with regard to today’s vote of the European Parliament to pass new – and highly disputed – legislation on copyright. But the more I re-cap, the more certain I am: Hardly any author – or creator – will earn an extra dime from a future “ancillary copyright” (‘Leistungsschutzrecht […]

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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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Why not a public parliamentary hearing on the new role of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google, as they have developed into today’s leading mass media? In the view of hate mails, fake accounts and bought campaigns, a new approach is necessary, by bringing the tech firms into a direct discussion with governments, about their […]

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Celebrating 10 years of Hachette India, Arnaud Nourry, sharp and outspoken as always, flatly nailed it in an interview with the Indian Scroll.in: “The ebook is a stupid product.” Of course he is right. And our dear colleagues of the French publishing trade news site of ActualittĂ© are plain wrong by interpreting the statement as […]

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“Next Tech Revolution”, Copyright Controversy, the growing relevance of User Communities: The Publishers’ Forum 2017 will cover the most important topics and debates in publishing in strategic presentations as orientation and in workshops for practical implementation.   In Berlin on 24 and 25 April, this gathering of German and international decision-makers and thought-leaders from the […]

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