In quick expansion, the Russian ebook subscription service Bookmate started life as an e-reader producer, and evolved into a subscription service.
Two earthquake-zone universities in Italy are getting special access to Springer Nature resources, as Kobo announces its partnership with Fnac in Spain.
In a consistent German book market, the Boersenverein reports rising ebook sales by volume, but lower prices are driving down revenue from digital products.
In a new report, the International Publishers Association finds that higher VAT rates on books can have a negative impact on book sales, education and copyright.
In its annual review of Germany’s entertainment media sector, PriceWaterhouseCooper predicts stable revenue from the German book market through 2020.
Poland’s seven-year-old ebook subscription service Legimi is looking to new territories, starting with Germany and a reported catalog of 100,000 German titles.
Can a ‘gateway to worldwide subscription services’ for self-published authors up the ante for those services? Two Danes think believe it can.
In a season when politics can seem especially cartoonish, English PEN looks at the freedom of such expression, as Open Road engages Vistaar to draw a clearer picture of ebook pricing.
ContentShift, an accelerator for publishing startups, named Papego the startup of the year for its potential to become an international industry standard.
‘To keep and develop publishers’ traditional core values and at the same time adapt as quickly as possible’ is no mean feet. And Jens Klingelhöfer says the industry can’t afford to fail.