After Digital, Globalization Plus Emerging Markets Is The Next Frontier For The Publishing Industry. The « Livres Hebdo Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2012 », co-published by Livres Hebdo (France), Buchreport (Germany), Publishers Weekly (USA), The Bookseller (UK) and PublishNews Brazil (Brazil) maps old champions and new contenders fighting over the global knowledge society. […]

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eBooks: Kleine Verschiebung, grosse Wirkung!
December 20, 2010 by ruediger

NatĂĽrlich ist die Suche nach eBooks noch ziemlich mĂĽhsam, zu unberechenbar ist das Angebot, zu willkĂĽrlich, was von Verlagen digital zum sofortigen Download angeboten wird, und was nicht. Und die Wirrungen enden nicht mit der erfolgreichen Suche. Die fangen mit dem Fund erst so richtig an. Das Auffälligste ist gewiss, wie durchgängig hier, auch bei […]

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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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The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2010: Facts, Trends, Outlook. Industry leaders discuss the business of publishing today. Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 14:30 – 16:00 Frankfurt Book Fair, hall 4.2, Room Dimension Organiser: Livres Hebdo with buchreport, Publishers Weekly and The Bookseller. What is the state of the publishing industry? What are the powerhouses, […]

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Books allow ideas and stories to travel, and translations are the vehicle of choice. Oddly enough for such a fundamental mechanism at the core of culture and cultural diversity, we have little precise knowledge, and certainly no data based analysis about the patterns formed by those flows, and even less about the forces driving or […]

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Preparing for Frankfurt? Find a detailed analysis of the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry in a close up analysis In German here In English with focus on trade publishing here > go to October 2009 newsletter In English with a focus on professional / science / education and on globalizatioon here : A survey […]

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The Global Ranking portrays the industry’s top companies in a truly global perspective, highlights change and continuity, and the forces that drive it. The editors in chief of the leading professional trade magazines analyze how the economy and technology as well as globalization re-shape publishing today. Speakers: Fabrice Piault (Livres Hebdo), Nigel Roby (The Bookseller), […]

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Hot new books? Here!
September 14, 2009 by ruediger

I admit that I would go a long way only to find a reason to put up this unique picture featuring comic legend Dennis Patrick in his hay day as a pop culture icon likened until today by his fans to Elvis Presley or Lucille Ball. But I don’t need to be original myself. It […]

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Following the controversy around the Google Settlement and European publishers’ and author (and collecting) societies, one could assume to witness a battle between a bunch of European Jedi knights against that Dark Vader from Mountain View, California. From a more detached reader’s point of view, things are clearly more complex. While Google chose to digitize […]

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“Wanted: The global bestseller. A new study shows: Only a few writers are successful on a global scale. Yet national bookmarkets are diverse (not homogenized).”

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