What Is Most Needed to Develop the Global E-book Market?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

For much of the world the biggest issue is simple: lack of legally available content. By Edward Nawotka As many of the top global publishing professionals gather for UNESCO’s Focus 2011 conference in Monza, Italy, we want to know what you think is the single most pressing issue for developing the global e-book market. For much of the world the …

International Buyers Flock to Remaindered Books

In Europe by Edward Nawotka

• Overseas book buyers are finding bargains at American remainder book shows and boosting a business that might otherwise be threatened by the steady decrease in the number independent booksellers and adoption of digital books. • Asian markets — in Japan, Korea and China — have proven especially robust as buyers demand more and more affordable English-language reading materials. By …

Are Publishers Too Quick to Remainder Titles?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the increasing importance of overseas book buyers to the remainder book market. There’s no exact formula for the amount of time it takes for a title to be released, returned and remaindered, but most authors would agree that the window publishers allow a book to gain traction in the marketplace before it’s …