Germany’s publishers and booksellers association releases dual studies on fixed book prices, long a tradition and legally regulated reality in the market.
In Russia’s book market, high bookstore inventory levels and rising paper prices are prompting publishers to consider cutting back on book production in 2019.
A study commissioned by Ingram finds that students delay or avoid purchasing expensive textbooks. Education publishers respond with digital textbooks.
In Free Malaysia Today: Publishing players say that expected increases in paper costs are less a worry than growing numbers of local authors.
With book production down 40 percent in Russia, the country’s publishers are looking to favorable book pricing as a source of revenue growth in 2017.
In a season when politics can seem especially cartoonish, English PEN looks at the freedom of such expression, as Open Road engages Vistaar to draw a clearer picture of ebook pricing.
International publishing rights agent Stephanie Barrouillet of Tel Aviv describes the effects of a short-lived fixed-price law, just repealed by Israel.
In the West, years of deep discounts in the trade and audience-attracting freebies in self-publishing have led to concerns about books being undervalued. In Uganda, pricing runs the other way.
BEA’s’ Director of International Affairs Rüdiger Wishenbart’s new Global Ebook Report cites continental Europe’s ebooks “stalling even earlier” than in US, UK.
Books priced at 15 cents, daily membership at 22 cents: India’s mobile Juggernaut platform has arrived to low-ball the competition. A publisher to watch on the new horizon of the international stage.
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