Omniprom Report on the Mexican Book Industry

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

Marcelino Elosua, President of LID Editorial Empresarial, directed and published a report on the Mexican Publishing Industry released during the recent Guadalajara International Book Fair. The report focused on trends in publishing, distribution, book selling, and reading. While 229 publishers are active in Mexico, only 12 are considered large publishers with more than 200 million pesos (US$15.7 million) in sales …

Douglas Rushkoff Dissects Publishing Inc.

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka NEW YORK: “About half to two-thirds of the publishing industry needs to disappear,” says Douglas Rushkoff, professor of media studies at the New School in New York City and author of eight books, including novels, nonfiction and comics. ¬†“There is an oversupply in the market. What we’re learning is that publishing is an industry that doesn’t scale-up …

Bonus Material: Scribd Store

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

Scribd is a hot topic among publishers these days. This online platform for hosting, reading, and sharing written work has recently received attention in the media¬† because of accusations that pirated material was being uploaded and downloaded through the website. On May 18, Scribd launched Scribd Store, allowing anyone to upload and sell their work to the Scribd community. Here …