A primary commerce network in the American book industry, Pubnet from MVB US–a subsidiary of Germany’s MVB–says it has successfully migrated its clients to a major new upgrade.
Stepping up its international expansion with an entry into the US market, Germany’s MVB acquires two ordering services, forming a New York-based subsidiary.
When the five startups chosen for this year’s CONTENTshift program in Germany pitch their respective offers at Frankfurter Buchmesse, they’ll have been given three months of accelerator attention and support.
Encouraged to ‘exchange opinions, push yourself to create a network,’ Mexico’s booksellers at the CONTEC conference were challenged to adopt digital sales systems’ support for retail.
Reflecting a number of trends in international publishing, the upcoming CONTEC Mexico conference looks at how trends such as audiobooks and open access are playing out in Latin America and across the globe.
‘In an industry where everything is returnable, why are we out of stock so often?’ The Book Industry Study Group’s annual meeting tackled questions like this, with a strong focus on the supply chain.
In a fast start, Metabooks Brasil has brought more than 50,000 titles onto its platform with the top booksellers in Brazil and more than 70 publishers.
The year so far shows ‘modest growth’ in Brazil’s beleaguered market, says Marcos da Veiga Pereira ahead of Rio’s book biennial and rights trading program.
Even as German booksellers see online efforts pay off, consumption patterns are weaker, says a new report: ‘A truly distressing drop in customer frequency.”
Creating a standardized platform in book metadata for retailers and publishers, Metabooks Brasil is off to a fast start, based on Germany’s Books in Print.