Despite European economic woes, the Czech Republic’s major book fair thrived, aided by a neighborly focus, underscoring the strong draw of good literature.
Virginie Clayssen, digital manager of Editis, France’s 2nd biggest publishing group, survey’s the Euro e-book scene and says each country ‘has its own rhythm.’
The aeronautical industry, once dominated by Boeing, managed to develop Airbus. The publishing industry should aspire to create its own ‘cultural Airbus.’
Considering the state of the European economy, should the Spaniards, Italians and Germans reserve their e-book purchases for indigenous companies?
If the Euro collapses and multinational companies at the vanguard of e-book distribution have to retool their systems, will it set Europe behind?
US-based Hudson Group and Sweden’s Pocket Shop are two airport and transit bookstore brands expanding despite the growing popularity of e-books.
MintRight CEO Stanislav Mamonov explains how he built a truly global e-book conversion and distribution platform, why Europe is behind and Brazil’s booming.
Russia’s book business is valued at between $2-3bn annually, but shockingly little is known about it in the West.
Are the readers in Europe too nationalistic to be seduced by a business from overseas? Are the cultures too varied for one-company-fits-all solution?
Kobo has launched in Germany, the cornerstone of a plan to dominate European e-bookselling.