Publishing consultant Robert Baensch recommends academic publishing events to watch during the 2020 Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Unit sales of romance ebooks ‘increased 17 percentage points from January through May 2020’ in the US market, NPD Books reports.
Has the pandemic accelerated lasting digital adoption among readers? Bookwire offers an early look at ebook and audiobook sales in three markets this year.
Rüdiger Wischenbart in his Readmagine presentation says the coronavirus may speed up pre-pandemic book trends, including the growth of backlist audiobooks.
Coronavirus Impact: The development of digital programming for international publishing in the pandemic goes on, with the ‘Digital Publishing Summit.’
Speakers and topics are being announced as registration opens for Madrid’s Readmagine conference, which plans its online events in June.
News that Joerg Pfuhl plans to step down as CEO of Holtzbrinck prompts reflection from Rüdiger Wischenbart on Pfuhl’s stance in the book industry.
In two announcements days apart, Denmark’s UNSILO publisher software announces agreements with PeerJ and Kyorinsha.
In creating short films, HarperCollins India CEO Ananth Padmanabhan wants ‘to take stories to audiences who are spending a lot of time watching.’
Netflix International Originals’ Kelly Luegenbiehl speaks at Frankfurt’s CEO Talk at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. She says ‘Series and books can feed each other.’