Even as Europe’s reported contraction is analyzed by economists, new funding for small publishers in Italy adds to an improving outlook for books.
Italian Book Industry: Publishers’ Study Sees ‘Signs of Recovery’
Italian publishers see ‘encouraging signs of an upturn,’ as data from Nielsen and Informazioni Editoriali shows revenue losses were cut in half in July.
Coronavirus Impact: A New Survey by Italian Publishers Sees ‘Abandonment of Reading’
Some 32 percent of respondents in Italy tell publishers that news consumption replaced their reading time during the pandemic.
At CONTEC Mexico: Booksellers on Countering the Online Retail Challenge
At the third CONTEC Mexico conference, booksellers from Germany and Spain discussed the art of attracting customers in an age of online shopping.
A Montreal Publisher’s Coffee Shop Becomes a Cultural Gathering Place
Chez l’Éditeur has become a profitable and popular coffee shop for book publisher Québec Amérique, and Caroline Fortin says the café contributes more than money to her business.
On Bestseller Lists in India: ‘Which One Should You Trust?’
From Scroll.in: Consumers in India are presented, as in other countries with sometimes conflicting bestselling book lists.
Fanning the Flames of Celebrity Attraction: BookCon Revs Up
With more adult-content authors on the lineup and three years of experience in New York and Chicago, ReedPOP’s BookCon is gearing up for book fandom.
Facing the Attention Economy: Publishers Forum in Berlin
‘A massively distributed fight for attention’ rages in the marketplace, delegates to Germany’s Publishers’ Forum are told. Is consumer service the strategy?
International Expansion, Ads, and Deals: BookBub, Goodreads and Consumers
In a moment of mutual ‘flattery,’ two leaders in direct-to-consumer promotion take up each other’s tools to increase their effectiveness in the gold standard: discoverability.
D2C Bookselling Is Not Easy…But Here Are Two Options
Direct-to-consumer bookselling is growing and innovative thinking is helping. Two solutions that are appealing: BitLit ebook bundling and Penguin Hotline.
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