Beijing OpenBook researchers say that from January to June this year, both physical and digital retail have been lagging.
Cairo publisher and bookseller Ahmed Rashad on how the pandemic makes the digital transformation more urgent than ever.
The Polish Book Chamber has heard arguments for and against its long-running effort at legislation to established fixed book pricing.
A day after Amazon announces its Kindle Vella serialization platform, the 90-million-user Wattpad arrives with its first serial-based film deal with Netflix.
Opening a new route to self-publishing, Amazon’s Kindle Vella capitalizes on the popularity of online serialized storytelling.
In the case of Ukraine’s Old Lion Publishing House, adapting to online retail in 2020 made the difference between succeeding and going under.
With physical retail down, 2020 was the first year in which Beijing OpenBook tracked a downturn in the Chinese book market since 2000.
French booksellers get digital help from Intermarché, as they struggle without an ‘essential business’ exemption during the pandemic.
‘Those hours not spent commuting’ are on Richard Charkin’s list, as he tots up reasons for ‘a degree of optimism’ in book publishing.
Frankfurter Buchmesse presents seminars on COVID-era bookselling, translation, and publishing, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.