Bowker launches a new globl e-book survey to assess attitudes and purchasing habits of consumers in the UK, US, Germany, France, Spain, India, Australia, Brazil, South Korea and Japan.
Scholastic Preps Social Reading Platform for Kids
Scholastic is working to launch an electronic platform for children comment and share information on books they are reading, said Deborah Forte.
The Power Buyer: A New Breed of Voracious and Influential Reader
Once consumers migrate to Kindle, there are even more sales, with Kindle users buying three times as many books.
#BEA11: New Data Shows Growth Across the Publishing Industry
By Hannah Johnson Today, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) presented a new statistics report called BookStats, aimed at providing more complete data to the publishing industry. The aim of the report, according to Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks, will be to show “how publishers develop, repurpose and recast content.” The full report will …
Nerd Alert: Tools of Change Confab Addresses a Publishing Industry in Flux
“Sometimes it’s okay to make headlines, and sometimes its important to stop reading them.” — Peter Hildick-Smith, President of Codex-Group, discussing book industry prognostication. By Publishing Perspectives staff NEW YORK: There’s a feeling of déjà vu at the Tools of Change conference here in New York City. Not only are we once again at Sheraton Hotel and Towers — site of Digital Book …
“Breaking the Rules to Survive”: European Booksellers Consider the Future
By Edward Nawotka Earlier this week the European and International Booksellers Federations held their annual meeting in Brussels with the theme “Breaking the Rules to Survive.” Speakers included Kelly Gallagher, Vice-President of Bowker, Geert Joris, Director of Boek.be, and Fergal Tobin, newly elected President of the Federation of European Publishers. You can read a press release summary of the proceedings …