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.
In its ‘special edition’ format now being planned for October 14 to 18, the trade show should be able to accommodate up to 20,000 visitors at once on the fairgrounds.
Anticipating in-person participation from throughout Europe–and from abroad as travel restrictions allow–the fair will go forward.
The decision on Oktoberfest in Munich brings into question Frankfurter Buchmesse may proceed. The trade show’s organizers hope to have news by mid-June.