Taking both audiobooks and podcasting together, the Bookwire ‘All About Audio’ program was a multifaceted tour of the issues with a final message to publishers: Streaming is inevitable.
Starting with a statistical overview on audio in world publishing, Bookwire’s June 24 online conference examines facets of growth in the sector.
Reflecting the unity needed in world publishing to address the COVID-19 crisis, a discussion of the pandemic’s impact reveals parallel challenges for publishers, booksellers, and authors.
Coronavirus Impact: The development of digital programming for international publishing in the pandemic goes on, with the ‘Digital Publishing Summit.’
Coronavirus Worklife: Amid the silenced streets of the pandemic in Istanbul, Kalem Agency’s fiction rights sales doubled in April, nonfiction broke its own record.
Speakers and topics are being announced as registration opens for Madrid’s Readmagine conference, which plans its online events in June.
‘We saw all bookstores closed’ in South Africa’s lockdown, says Brad Harris, children’s book publisher at Imagnary House.
As the pandemic narrows sales channels in publishing and other industries, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s The Arts+ offers a new forum for creative content.
Industry Notes: Timely moves as the coronavirus pandemic propels interest in e-formats and audio in particular: Yale opens its own audio shop and HarperCollins issues digital Caedmon classics.
In Spain, trade book publishers have shown resistance to digitization. while education publishers have embraced digital technology in the coronavirus pandemic