The ruling against the Internet Archive for its “Open Library” lending is a major win for book publishers and creative industries.
IPA’s Karine Pansa at DBW: ‘A Big Wake-Up Call’ in Book Business Data
The need for coherent, actionable data impacts the progress world publishing can make on its prime challenges, IPA’s Karine Pansa says.
Bookwire Expands Its Text-to-Speech Audiobook Offer With Google
The Frankfurt-based Bookwire has entered a partnership with Google Play Books for broader automated production of audiobooks.
Interview With Brazil’s Karine Pansa: IPA’s New President
The complexity of the International Publishers Association’s service leads Karine Pansa to call for more and better market data.
Interview With Bodour Al Qasimi: ‘We Need Every Voice’
As she completes her term as president of the International Publishers Association, Bodour Al Qasimi speaks about the experience.
Audiobooks: Bonnier’s BookBeat Opens in Spain and Italy
BookBeat, based in Sweden, is offering usage-time audiobook subscriptions in both its new markets, Italy and Spain.
Frankfurt: An Executive Talk with Planeta CEO Jesús Badenes
Jesús Badenes: Many Spanish consumers now say they were sustained during tough pandemic conditions by friends, family – and books.
Annual StatShot Report 2021: US Revenues Up 12.3 Percent
The Association of American Publishers, in its annual-report estimates, sees a US$3.23-billion jump in 2021 over 2020.
The German Book Market in 2021: Turnover Up 3.5 Percent
Challenges: First half of 2022, the German market has a sales shortfall of 11.1 percent in the local book trade compared to 2019.
Germany’s Bookwire Now Offers Artificial Narration for Audiobooks
Text-to-speech automated audiobook narration arrives at Bookwire, amid the company’s insistence on its respect for human narration.