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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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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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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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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How is the book business doing? Throughout the industry, this is a popular question around this time of the year. Particularly in non-English language markets, I am often puzzled by the creativity in most answers, to avoid controversy, and find a good ending to any story around the thorny issue. When the Federation of European […]

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The market of consumer ebooks develops in largely other ways than print. We see huge differences according target audiences, cultural background, genre or pricing. Understanding these complexities require new data and analytics – which the Global eBook report is pioneering to provide. A preview with first sample charts on non-English European ebook markets is ready for […]

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The entirely re-written 2017 edition of the Global eBook report will present new data approaches for a realistic reading of how ebook markets perform, especially in non-English language markets. What we find in the markets is not at all the same “plateauing” or “flattening” of digital sales in consumer publishing. Instead, digital reading has become […]

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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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