Following the release of German book market data from 2018, the country’s publishers turn their attention to issues facing their industry in 2019.
Festival directors, journalists, authors, broadcasters, editors, publishers, booksellers, illustrators, translators, educators, and literary agents are among the big cohort of judges for the 2019 ‘Nibbies.’
The share of online sales of books could be as high as 35 percent in the Russian market within five years, according to one executive.
The Bookselling Without Borders program will again send bookstore workers to international book fairs and trade shows. And Novi Sad’s new Tišma Prize is in its inaugural year.
In Russia, a government plan to provide lower-cost retail sites to independent booksellers at state cultural facilities may help smaller bookstores survive.
In an effort to re-fashion the experience of a bookstore with discovery of a book, a new outlet in Japan curates a collection of high-end cultural titles.
A primary commerce network in the American book industry, Pubnet from MVB US–a subsidiary of Germany’s MVB–says it has successfully migrated its clients to a major new upgrade.
The annual British Book Awards, with winners to be announced May 13, are widening their recognition of independent publishers and of nonfiction and illustrated work in children’s books.
They’re reading an average 73 hours per year, says Canada’s big ebook and audiobook service, and Rakuten Kobo sees a lot of US politics on its most-read lists in 2018.
Amid the industry crisis in Brazil–with two major chains filing for bankruptcy protection–publisher Luiz Schwarcz campaigns for a holiday season of book-giving.