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.
French Publishers’ Sustainable Paper Consumption; Bowker Partners With Book+Main
French publishers say 93 percent of their paper is now recycled or green-certified and Bowker partners with book discovery startup Book+Main.
‘Quality Is Worth Paying For’: Rising Star Toby Marshall
Warning of ‘an inevitable cheapening of the final product,’ DK Senior Product Developer Toby Marshall calls on publishers to think about ‘how this challenge evolves.’
Applying UX Principles in Traditional Book Publishing
PageJump’s Raymond Calbay explains step-by-step how the company applied new media UX design principles and research to develop its book, Abroad Me.
It’s Okay, You Use OCR…But Tell Ebook Buyers
As error-prone as OCR-produced ebooks are, could the book world benefit by offering consumers more information about how an ebook is produced?
Surveying Publisher Approaches to Ebook Production
ZOO Digital surveys digital publishing executives about their ebook workflows and the comparative advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing and internal production.
Peruvian Publishing Enjoying Peak Production
Peruvian publishing is enjoying record growth thanks to zero VAT on books, increased exports and investment, more government purchases and a rising literary profile.
Value of Self-Publishing is the “Blind Spot in the Market”
A total of 211,269 print and e-book self-published titles were published in 2011, but their publishing methodology make them difficult to put quantify in terms of value.
Asymmetry in the Spanish Book World: Spain vs. Latin America
In 2010 Latin America produced nearly as many books as Spain yet absorbed 20% of Spain’s overall production, while Spain took in just 2% of Latin America’s.
New Titles Up 36% in Spain, Despite Sales Decline
According to the Spanish ISBN Agency, the number of publishers and titles grew significantly in 2011, despite a 66% drop in new print editions.
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