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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5 renowned book industry organizations team up, with support from Creative Europe, to disseminate market insights and practical learnings about novel approaches in publishing. The SIDT initiative – standing for “Sustaining and Innovating cultural Diversity in literary Translations” – introduces a pilot project for professional trainings to small and medium sized independent publishers, distributors, and retailers across Europe. These […]

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The season’s first workshop in the “ReBoot: Books, Business and Reading” on 25 Feb 2021 took off with promises of a wild ride between some countries and segments where the book trade significantly expanded, driven by an increase in reading, while other markets and segments of the industry had to confront loss and swings 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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Music or books? Both! Spotify goes audiobooks
November 13, 2020 by ruediger

Things tend to change quickly these days. In August, publishers across Sweden had a new, transformative customer knocking at their doors – Amazon. The only surprise was, why that had happened not much earlier. For many years, Amazon had been expected to go into the Swedish online retail market with a dedicated Swedish website, which […]

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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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The Digital Consumer Book Barometer 2019 explores sales trends in e-books and audiobooks in Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, and Spain as well as foreign language imports. Based on real sales data provided by leading distributors, it monitors and analyzes the impact of key parameters like season, price points or genre category in both units […]

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