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publishing rights agent Stephanie Barrouillet of Tel Aviv describes the effects of a short-lived fixed-price law, just repealed by Israel.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.
A trio of international publishing sales executives reflect on the different attitudes toward book pricing across the world, wondering what the future holds.
The French and German attitudes toward book prices originate in their long-standing cultural view on the importance of books as a bastion of culture.
UK Literary Scout Lucy Abrahams discusses the the post-crisis Greek publishing industry and issues surrounding book prices and a fixed price law.
In an article for the Paris Review, ‘This Month’s Most Expensive E-Books,’ Dan Piepenbring wonders what the limit is that people are willing to pay for an ebook.
In the Netherlands agents and subagents are growing in influence; in Spain the poor economy has led publishers to experiment with formats and price points.
A high percentage of college students don’t buy required textbooks because of their high prices. But if you don’t buy the books, why even attend class?