Q: What is Global Publishing Worth? A: €80 Billion

In Growth Markets by Tolu Ogunlesi

Ruediger Wischenbart is seeking to undertake an unprecedented project -– the compilation of a comprehensive database of global publishing statistics. By Tolu Ogunlesi LONDON: Publishing — including STM, Educational and Trade material -– is currently estimated at being worth €80 billion and is the second largest creative industry in the world, after television; and is currently bigger than the music …

Announcing PublishersLaunch, A New Global Conference Series from Cader and Shatzkin

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Michael Cader (founder of Publishers Lunch and PublishersMarketplace.com) and Mike Shatzkin (publishing industry consultant and founder of The Idea Logical Company) announced today their new joint venture called Publishers Launch, a global conference series that will “help publishers, agents, authors, retailers and other channel partners with the transition to prosperity in the new era, and will help …

Apply Now for the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

Starting now, publishers, editors and rights professionals from all over the world can apply for the Frankfurt Book Fair Fellowship Programme 2011. The application deadline for this prestigious support programme is 30 April 2011. The focus of the programme, which has been held every year since 1998 in the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair, is on networking and encouraging …

Following Recent Events, Will You Explore the Mid-East and North Africa for Opportunities in 2011?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

The landscape for publishers to explore the Middle East and North Africa for opportunities has never been better. By Edward Nawotka Earlier this month on Publishing Perspectives Egyptian e-book publisher Ramy Habeeb argued that Western publishers had a responsibility to bring “pluralism” to the Middle East publishing community, something they can do by participating in the rebirth of the free and open …

Best of Publishing Perspectives 2010: Middle East and China

In Growth Markets by Hannah Johnson

Markets like China and others in the Middle East have shown that they have huge capacity for growth and can offer opportunities to Western publishing companies. In order for you to get to know these markets better, here are our top articles on China and the Middle East from 2010. China The E-reader Market in China (And Its Unique Business …

Best of Publishing Perspectives 2010: Europe

In Europe by Hannah Johnson

Publishing Perspectives aims to bring you new and important stories from the international publishing community, stories that don’t always get reported in English. Today, we present our list of this year’s best stories from Europe that represent the major issues and developments there over the last 12 months. France France’s Fnac Introduces FnacBook, E-Reader War Heats Up Read the article …

Best of 2010: Most Popular Articles

In English Language, Resources by Hannah Johnson

From now until the end of the year, we will run lists of our best articles from 2010. Today’s list includes crowd-pleasers, our most popular articles for the whole of 2010. Should I Tweet Read the article >> The Translation Gap: Why More Foreign Writers Aren’t Published in America Read the article >> Sebastian Junger, War Tourist Read the article …

Why Int’l Pub News Matters: 70 Million Americans Have Foreign-Born Parents

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Sometimes when talking to American publishers about Publishing Perspectives, and mentioning that our focus is on covering international publishing, I get the reaction — “Oh, that isn’t for me then.” Well, of course it is silly — American publishing is part of international publishing. Yes, we Americans can be parochial at times (aren’t we all, at times?). …

Does American Publishing Have Too Much Influence on Global Book Culture?

In Discussion, Resources by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story features comments by Argentine-born Canadian writer, translator, and editor Alberto Manguel, who proclaimed at the recent Berlin International Literature Festival that “The [American] publishing industry has become, in the past 10–15 years, one of the worst and most dangerous things that has happened to the works of art and literature.” Manguel is known, amongst other …