Reporting from the Mobile World Congress, Beatrice Stauffer notes the strong advances in mobile tech are creating opportunities for content providers.
Hungary nationalized primary school textbook production to thwart what are viewed as ‘profiteering publishers’; Poland and South Africa are considering similar changes.
The 2013 PA International Conference in London lamented the general lack of appreciation for the role of publishers and lauded the revival of indie booksellers.
Porter Anderson looks at reactions to the news of Larry Kirshbaum’s departure from Amazon Publishing, plus problems with print, and more.
Startup Crowd the Book launched in March, is using selective, online marketing to try and ‘create a wildfire around great books published by small presses.’
Random House Mondadori’s strategy in the Americas has been to provide regional coverage with a tight focus on local markets. Cristóbal Pera of RHM Mexico explains how they do it.
The latest digital publishing developments from Brazil, Africa, the Arab World, India and China indicate change and challenges for the major global players.
This week Brazil’s publishing industry gathered to discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of digital.
By Daniel Kalder NEW YORK: Founded seven years ago, MarkLogic is the maker of a database for “unstructured data” — which these days consists of 80% of the information on the Internet, including documents, emails, social media posts, tweets, pictures, video, blogs, and research data. Currently growing at an exponential rate, managing this type of information can be time-intensive and …
By Edward Nawotka A new study, “Publishing in the Digital Era,” commissioned by the Forum d’Avignon and compiled by Bain & Co. states that e-readers, tablets other digital reading devices “could be in the hands of 15 to 20% of the developed world’s population by 2015,” and offers an unprecedented opportunity for publishers and authors. The “redistribution of value among …