Publishing going private in China? Probably soon.
April 17, 2009 by ruediger
Is China ready for the next move in allowing publishers to just mind about their own business? It seems so. The official China news agency Xinhua reports refering to China Daily: “About six or seven press and publishing giants with annual revenues of more than 10 billion yuan (1.46 billion U.S. dollars) will be set […]
US editors meet their German peers
March 21, 2009 by ruediger
Having the pleasure and the privilege to travel with this group of US non fiction editors to see a number of German publishers in Munich and Frankfurt – C.H. Beck, C. Hanser, Campus, Suhrkamp, S. Fischer, Random HouseÂ – the most interesting insight was at how many levels these markets have drifted apart: Selling a […]
China to losen state control over publishing by 2010?
February 14, 2009 by ruediger
The Chinese internet platform Danwei reports, quoting an article in China Youth Daily, that the Chinese government is set to abandon direct control over most publishing companies by the end of 2010. The goal is to allow “for profit” media companies to get rid of direct state control, to end state restrictions on the allocation […]