A report commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT.
The Russian market’s book publishing sector has been designated by the state as eligible for special financial support during the pandemic.
Rakuten Kobo discovered that its biggest hurdle was that most of its manufacturing was in China and Taiwan. And e-readers suddenly were selling fast.
Rüdiger Wischenbart in his Readmagine presentation says the coronavirus may speed up pre-pandemic book trends, including the growth of backlist audiobooks.
Today’s news marks the next step in Beat Technologies’ drive to create bespoke D2C audiobook and ebook platforms for marquee-level publishers.
As much as 75 percent of the Russian book industry’s usual domestic profits may be lost during the closures of physical bookstores in the pandemic.
The Spanish and Latin American markets are expected to have 14,000 Spanish-language audiobooks available this year, and, with ebooks, continued to see growth in 2019.
As print sales fall, Czech publisher Grada focuses on its digital subscription platform and much-needed tech upgrades to meet the growing demand for digital content.
Macmillan CEO John Sargent reverses his controversial stance on library ebooks, and Penguin Random House announces a discounted digital books amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Amid Europe’s largest coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Italian citizens in lockdown are able to read free Mondadori ebooks in a program facilitated by Kobo.