At the debut edition of Frankfurt’s Audiobook Conference, experts from several markets presented data and trends on this growing segment of publishing.
The Markets Conference 2018: Revenue and Readers
At Frankfurt’s The Markets conference, publishing experts spoke about revenue models in the book business and the need to better understand consumers.
Education Publishers Push Digital Content as the New School Year Begins
A study commissioned by Ingram finds that students delay or avoid purchasing expensive textbooks. Education publishers respond with digital textbooks.
Industry Notes: De Gruyter Partnership with Medieval Institute; Cambridge Cites Digital Growth
Western Michigan University’s Medieval Institute Publications announces a marketing partnership with De Gruyter, as Cambridge University Press sees digital reaching ‘close to 40 percent of total sales.’
Five Viewpoints on Creating Tomorrow’s Readers: Literacy, Digital, and Children’s Books
From Brazil, China, India, and the UAE, five children’s book publishers spoke the growing urgency to build young readership as competitive digital enticements grow more seductive.
European Booksellers Cheer as Digital Market Talks on Ebooks and Geo-Blocking
Booksellers applaud the decision to exclude sales of ebooks and copyrighted material from the EU’s proposed legislation to curb geo-blocking.
Katie Espiner to Frankfurt’s Markets: Brexit Is Publishing’s Opportunity
‘What we are producing is to be relied upon in this world of fake news.’ This, says Orion’s Katie Espiner, is global book publishing’s message today.
Edtech: Russian Publisher Prosveshcheniye Announces a Digital Educational Platform
In a bid to build a comprehensive digital educational content platform for Russia, the publisher Prosveshcheniye creates a partnership with ISP Yandex.
At Frankfurt’s CONTEC Mexico: Digital Under Discussion
Those in digital publishing in Mexico say things are looking up somewhat, despite slow growth and a marketplace still discovering the opportunities.
2017 Global Ebook Report: As Many Stories as Markets
In his Global Ebook Report this year, Rüdiger Wischenbart looks at how the disparate realities in world markets add up to no cohesive single interpretation.