Poland’s second-largest bookstore chain, Matras, is set to be sold. Potential buyers include book distributor FK Olejesiuk and a consortium of publishers, led by Prószyński.
We offer a survey of publishing in the Slovak Republicm, which has struggled to gain recognition in the international market in spite of a lively literary scene and book market.
Anne Kubek of INscribe Digital offers five ways independent players, with fewer resources than large conglomerates, can keep up in the race to reach new audiences.
Enthrill’s Kevin Franco discusses his company’s distribution platform to make ebooks salable in brick-and-mortar stores through ebook gift cards and author cards.
Simon & Schuster will distribute Yilin Press ebooks to Chinese readers around the world. The distribution agreement was signed at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Privately, publishers are raising concerns over Amazon’s term demands, listing of editions for which it doesn’t have territorial rights, and sourcing of titles from wholesalers.
A new joint venture between B.i. Publications in India and Ingram’s digital textbook platform, VitalSource, will expand access to digital textbooks throughout India.
Random House has appointed ePubDirect to manage distribution of ebook assets and provide retail support for the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.
With trouble in the UK and Germany, it’s beginning to appear that Amazon’s warehouses are the global book distribution chain’s equivalent of modern day sweatshops.
German self-publishing platform XinXii, which allows indie authors to sell their titles through mobile e-book shops, has gone live in Russia.