Trends reported by Polish publishers show downturns in sales of as much as 70 percent during the spring, and the cancellation of the Warsaw Book Fair has seen the market stage a digital effort, BookTarg.
Having just acquired Sonolibro, Saga Egmont director Lasse Korsemann Horne sees the Spanish-language audiobook market as a key territory for expansion.
Having taken a major stake in the UK-based Quarto Group, Florence’s Giunti Editore is ‘doing everything possible’ to give workers a safe return.
While the COVID-19 has sent the publisher’s staffers to their home offices, Olga Tokarczuk’s Nobel win still pushes the team to introduce emerging voices.
As print sales fall, Czech publisher Grada focuses on its digital subscription platform and much-needed tech upgrades to meet the growing demand for digital content.
Finland and Germany were the first markets added Nextory, the Stockholm-based unlimited-subscription service for ebooks and audiobooks.
French editor and archeology expert Marion Charlet says that if you ‘never hesitate to knock on doors,’ niche publishing can work in France.
Citing heavy competition in online retail, two major book publishers in Poland have created an online bookstore of their own called Inverso.
Warsaw’s cut in VAT rates on digital books takes effect November 1, a long-called-for equalization in taxation on print and ebooks, now allowed by Brussels.
The publishers’ association in Riga is mounting a new bid to ease the country’s VAT rates on books, after enduring sharp hikes and only modest decreases.