The 2020 CONTEC Mexico conference spends two days examining the potentials of transmedia and artificial intelligence for book publishing.
Finland and Germany were the first markets added Nextory, the Stockholm-based unlimited-subscription service for ebooks and audiobooks.
Now with South Korea among its markets, Storytel launches its media center Clipsource and projects 1,079,000 subscribers worldwide for this quarter.
Finland’s third largest publisher has been acquired by Sweden’s Storytel. In Iceland this week, the UK’s Ian McEwan is the first recipient of a new award.
The massive audiences and lucrative development of the streaming platforms can mean some tough choices for publishers trying to map out screen success.
At the daylong FutureBook Live conference in London, one session tried to envision ides of publishing’s future beyond book-based models.
As Sweden’s Storytel prepares to enter the Mexican market, a set of challenges awaits, from building the habit of audiobook listening to bringing aboard regional publishers.
Creating original serialized content—as in the case of streaming on-demand services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix—holds the key to success for audiobook subscriptions, says Storytel España in a new report.
In its second year at Bogotá, the professional program has a class of agents, editors, and translators arriving this week. And in the UK, Amazon will pay a second Kindle Storyteller winner £20,000.
Publishing’s traditional position as society’s main storytelling industry may be in jeopardy. At a Byte the Book session during London Book Fair, speakers discussed how publishers can remain competitive.