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 a fast start, Metabooks Brasil has brought more than 50,000 titles onto its platform with the top booksellers in Brazil and more than 70 publishers.
Stepping up its international expansion with an entry into the US market, Germany’s MVB acquires two ordering services, forming a New York-based subsidiary.
Creating a standardized platform in book metadata for retailers and publishers, Metabooks Brasil is off to a fast start, based on Germany’s Books in Print.
Amid concern for the impact on publishers, Germany’s collective management organizations must recoup copyright revenues distributed between 2012 and 2015.
Ronald Schild of Germany’s MVB discusses how research shows simple metadata fixes, like putting the language of a book in your metadata, can double sales.