Italy’s PubCoder announces a beta edition of its third iteration, while HarperCollins Children’s Books looks to Canada’s Wattpad for new content and talent.
From Capital FM Business: Nairobi’s Longhorn Publishers is investing in a new strategy to offer digital textbooks and content for e-learning platforms.
In Canada, BookNet’s check on sales shows ebooks a bit up, In the UK, a new author day is announced by London Book Fair and the US-based Writer’s Digest.
On the European Commission’s geo-blocking regulations for ebooks, the Italian, Greek, French, and European publishing associations issue words of caution.
On the way to Europe’s Digital Single Market, booksellers are alarmed by proposed EU legislation on geo-blocking and its potential effects on ebook sales.
‘Global vision, local service’ is how Bookwire has pushed deep into its Latin American expansion after success in Germany and Spain.
Those in digital publishing in Mexico say things are looking up somewhat, despite slow growth and a marketplace still discovering the opportunities.
Characterized as South Korea’s largest ebook service, Ridibooks’ parent company raises funds. And Quarto Group Takes on Zest Books distribution.
Even as German booksellers see online efforts pay off, consumption patterns are weaker, says a new report: ‘A truly distressing drop in customer frequency.”
A two-week international reading-and-discussion exercise, the Big Library Read is underway with more than 20,000 libraries in various parts of the world.