China, India, Russia and Brazil have been ballyhooed as large potential markets for foreign publishing companies, but reality clouds some of this optimism.
The Indian government’s new business regulations covering companies with foreign direct investment threaten to close Amazon and its new Kindle store.
India exports just 0.5% of the world’s books, surprising considering the potential strength of the printing industry, and execs are collaborating to compete.
When it comes to printing, India and China are fierce competitors. Based on your experience, which country has the lead? Why? And what can be improved?
For International Literacy Day this September 8th, India’s Pratham Books is seeking 100 “champions” of reading to host storytelling sessions around the country.
Indian self-publishing is already on the rise, but with the introduction of KDP and sales priced in rupees, expect a flood of new authors offering cheap books.
When it comes to developing e-book markets, can one device drive adoption? Or is the device moot until there is enough attractive content available?
Indian publishers have doubts that Kindle will be the runaway success it has been elsewhere, but all agree that it adds momentum to a rapidly growing market.
From Jaipur to Melbourne to Edinburgh, Word Alliance aims to help top international book festivals lobby for government funding and to spread best practices.
From impending acquisitions and rights strategies to breaking into the Japanese market…the best of our coverage from the first half of 2012.