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 […]

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Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 14.00 to 15.00 CET The Global 50 CEO Talk 2021 will investigate deep transformative shifts that currently re-define much of the international book business, notably the strong push in mergers and acquisitions, and the consumer centric business strategies with two pre-eminent guest speakers: New York based investment banker Robin Warner of […]

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“Breaks, but no breakdowns: The pandemic and its impact on the international book business” reads the headline of a new preview of the Global 50 World Publishing Ranking 2021. Download your free copy of this White Paper at Preview Global 50 2021 This ‘Preview’ to the next Global 50 looks specifically at the following topics: […]

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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 […]

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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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English here. FĂźr die Atlantik Überquerung wählte der deutsche Skipper Boris Herrmann eine sĂźdliche Route nach Amerika, damit ihnen nicht die ganze Zeit der Wind ins Gesicht bläst. Es reicht wohl vorläufig, wenn von Achtern gnadenlos der mediale und soziale Shitstorm hinterher donnert. Es ist allerdings noch nicht ausgemacht, ob es den Seglern vielleicht doch […]

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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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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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The newly released first BookMap report, “How Big Is Global Publishing?”, provides surprising insights, based on data from around 20 countries worldwide.   Consumers spend around 122 billion euros on books and publications across the six continents. Two thirds of the money are earned by publishers in just six countries: The USA, China, Germany, the […]

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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 […]

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