Author Archives: Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.

Should Greece Should Deregulate Its Book Market?

The post-crisis publishing industry in Greece is something of a crumbling edifice.

Among the suggestions to improve Greece’s economy has been the prescription that it deregulate the book market, yet several people oppose this view.

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The 5 Finalists for the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Burt Award

CODE and the Bocas Lit Fest have announced the finalists for the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which honors YA titles by Caribbean authors.

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Using Solar Power for E-readers in Africa, France

Worldreader Solar

Worldreader now offers solar-powered charging stations for schools and libraries in Africa; France’s Bookeen is developing a new light-powered e-ink device.

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Should Europe Develop a Pan-European Ebook Platform?

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Is a pan-European ebook platform still a viable option? Or has ebook platform development progressed so far that it has rendered the point moot?

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In Germany: Ebooks Less Than 10% of Market, Tolino Grows

Ronald Schild

Ronald Schild, CEO at Germany’s MVB, discusses developments in German ebook sales — which still command just a single digit market share — and the Tolino ebook platform.

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In Search of the Chinese Super Consumer

China's Super Consumers

With 800 million consumers, China is a huge opportunity and entertainment is one of the top categories, but you need to know how to market to them.

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OpenBooks: A Self-Publishing Bookstore Where You Read First, Pay Later

OpenBoos.com Logo

With Poland’s OpenBooks.com readers can download and read self-published books for free and decide to pay for them only if they want.

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Smart Move: Wiley’s Dummies Focused on Content Marketing

David Palmer, Marketing Director at John Wiley and Sons

Publishers are better positioned than anyone to engage in content marketing, says David Palmer of Wiley and the man responsible for the Dummies brand.

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Lone Star: Will Evans Promises Texas Translation Renaissance

Will Evans, a true lone star.

Will Evans, of Dallas-based Deep Vellum press, is leveraging local support to sustain his recently launched publishing house focused on translation.

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Aussie Kids Publisher Wilkins Farago on a Mission to Market “Emotions”

One Red Shoe

Andrew Wilkins of Melbourne’s WilkinsFarago discusses how the publisher’s mission extends beyond convention to explore cultural exchange and emotion.

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