Disagreeing with assessments of a slowdown in the Chinese book market, the Beijing International Book Fair director says she’s seeing ‘real energy in the sector.
Tours of relevant industry sites, lectures, seminars, networking, and training are featured in a series of professional program offerings this week at Beijing International Book Fair.
Centered around its two-day Digital Publishing Forum conference event, the newly focused Digital Zone at Beijing International Book Fair includes presentations from Amazon Web Services, Springer Nature, Microsoft, and Wiley.
A study commissioned by Ingram finds that students delay or avoid purchasing expensive textbooks. Education publishers respond with digital textbooks.
Mexican ebook conversion and distribution provider Ink-It and Argentine e-commerce platform Publica.la have partnered to enable direct sales of digital content.
At a high-level conference organized by CANIEM, Mexican publishers were encouraged to embrace change and innovation, including new ways to promote reading and book sales.
Emphasizing digital publishing and its new children’s book area, Beijing International Book Fair plans a 97,700-square-meter footprint this year in eight halls.
The Russian ebook distributor LitRes reports 45-percent growth year-over-year in ebook sales for the first half of this year. And Storytel, which ended its first year in May in the market, cites digital access over vast distances as a driver.
Italian book publishing icon Stefano Mauri speaks at the Readmagine conference about how the digital dynamic has affected Italy’s book marketplace.
The first-announced institutional contract for the Cengage Unlimited subscription model for its digitally delivered college curriculum course materials has been signed for the 2018-2019 school year by New Mexico’s University of the Southwest.