UK publishers sold £2.2 billion of books in 2004, with ebooks accounting for nearly half UK fiction sales—though print in other categories proved resilient.
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‘We are creating a new thing for a new generation of readers…this is the future,’ says Benjamin Alfonsi of Metabook’s new ultra-enhanced ebooks.
At the Salon du Livre in Paris, a new program introduced indie publishers to agents and scouts, while authors continued protesting poor contracts.
Deborah Emin of Sullivan Street Press discusses the challenges of selling ebooks from her own web site and why she moved to using an ebook distributor.
At a Publishers Weekly event in NYC, rights directors and agents discussed how automation and standards would improve the book rights business.
The Amazon Publishing France has hired its first employee, Clément Monjou, who will start by publishing a pair of translations under the Crossing imprint.
Testing first, remaining flexible, and hanging out on Twitter are all best practices for to online book marketing today, says Derrick Schultz of Atavist.
Nine out of ten French read books last year and on average people read 16 books a year: 14 in print, 2 digital. Still, the French see room for improvement.
Marcello Vena discusses the offer Mondadori has made for RCS Libri, which would merge two of Italy’s strongest education and trade publishing groups.
German ebook distribution platform Bookwire’s international expansion is rolling across Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.