Has the pandemic accelerated lasting digital adoption among readers? Bookwire offers an early look at ebook and audiobook sales in three markets this year.
Ahead of Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Frankfurt Audio events in October, the trade show has commissioned an assessment of audiobooks.
Because the pandemic makes travel uncertain, Frankfurter Buchmesse names only a German Wildcard winner this year: Munich’s &Töchter Verlag.
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.
Book market developments in May point to growth in China’s already powerful ‘online literature’ sector, led by the ‘Ran Freely’ trilogy by Wu Zhe.
An extension through October of a ban on large public-facing events in Germany does not apply to Frankfurter Buchmesse, per trade association AUMA.
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.
The annual study from Licensing International shows a sixth year of growth for world licensing, positioning brands for the 2020 coronavirus crisis.
An international publisher, Oxford University Press is ‘managing employees and navigating markets at different stages with the crisis,’ says Nigel Portwood.