A study commissioned by Ingram finds that students delay or avoid purchasing expensive textbooks. Education publishers respond with digital textbooks.
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.’
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.
Booksellers applaud the decision to exclude sales of ebooks and copyrighted material from the EU’s proposed legislation to curb geo-blocking.
‘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.
In a bid to build a comprehensive digital educational content platform for Russia, the publisher Prosveshcheniye creates a partnership with ISP Yandex.
Those in digital publishing in Mexico say things are looking up somewhat, despite slow growth and a marketplace still discovering the opportunities.
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.
‘Agents like us are acting in areas that used to be the publishers’ territories,’ says Anna Soler-Pont, reflecting on 25 years of her Pontas Agency.
A testament to the global reach of publishing today, The Markets at Frankfurt Book Fair arrives with diversity both of opportunity and challenge.