If the e-reading platform wars do turn out to be a land grab for a mature, low growth market, publishers will find themselves at a major disadvantage as businesses.
Italy Print Falls 8.7%, But E-Books Are Up
At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, the Italian Publishers Association presented statistics about Italy’s book market.
Don’t Shout Too Loud, Amazon Might Hear
Dallas-based startup Bookshout is looking to disrupt the current e-book ecosystem with its new offering of Apple and Android mobile apps.
Stories Can Lead to More Stories
At Frankfurt’s 2012 StoryDrive conference, Small Demons CEO and co-found Valla Vakili spoke his how references in stories can actually lead to more book discovery.
Let Story Build Your Bottom Line
At Frankfurt’s transmedia conference, StoryDrive, speakers focused on how to capture consumers through great storytelling, despite increased distractions from the online world.
Rovio Announces First Angry Birds Book App
Finnish app giant plans to bring home the bacon with their book app, which they predict will sell millions of downloads.
The Kiwi and the Dragon Are Friends
One of the smallest nations in the world, New Zealand, has become a key trading partner with one of the largest, China.
E-Book Trends Differ Around the World
During a CEO panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, execs from bookselling giants discussed global e-book trends and how they differ across various markets.
Genre-Busting Trends in the UK
Ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair, UK publishers anticipated a boom in genre titles and enhanced digital competition.
Rights Market in China is Booming, But Complicated
At Frankfurt’s annual Rights Directors Meeting, Wuping Zhao told the audience that Chinese publishers acquired rights to 15,592 foreign titles in 2011, up from just 1,664 in 1995.