As 2020 rolls in, Copyright Clearance Center’s Roy Kaufman looks at key developments in STM publishing–with advice for what lies ahead.
Metabooks Brazil’s 80-percent market penetration includes Submarino’s retail operation, and Metabooks Mexico kicks off at Guadalajara.
A new metadata solution is coming to Mexico, as Frankfurter Buchmesse and MVB signs a cooperation agreement with CANIEM to launch Metabooks Mexico.
Announcing at Rio’s book fair its coming introduction of Pubnet in Brazil, Metabooks Brasil reports it now accounts for 75 percent of the market’s sales.
Booksellers in French-language Canada are required to carry extensive backlist titles but say sales of them are slow and require staff training.
A primary commerce network in the American book industry, Pubnet from MVB US–a subsidiary of Germany’s MVB–says it has successfully migrated its clients to a major new upgrade.
At a high-level conference organized by CANIEM, Mexican publishers were encouraged to embrace change and innovation, including new ways to promote reading and book sales.
Encouraged to ‘exchange opinions, push yourself to create a network,’ Mexico’s booksellers at the CONTEC conference were challenged to adopt digital sales systems’ support for retail.
‘In an industry where everything is returnable, why are we out of stock so often?’ The Book Industry Study Group’s annual meeting tackled questions like this, with a strong focus on the supply chain.
Condemned as ‘hugely confusing for the book-buyer’ and the publishing supply chain, the practice of using of subtitle and/or title fields for promotion prompted the UK’s BIC to issue a cease-and-desist message to publishers.