The prosperity that some in the Russian book industry thought was rising this year may be headed in the other direction, if the expected rise in book VAT becomes a reality.
Some Russian publishers say that if piracy can be controlled, print can double its market share within years. Others caution that taxes and over-reliance on outdated authors is hampering growth.
More than a quarter of the roughly 15,000 ebooks available in Czech are on the newly launched Bookport subscription platform, with more titles coming.
‘Our ebook sales have been going up, not down,’ says INscribe’s Larry Norton. And the ‘micro-publishers’ who are scrappy enough to make that happen also want a fast, easier path into print.
‘Publishing is now multi-format: success in one format should not be seen as a victory over the other format.’ But are we ready yet to hear such wisdom around the UK Publishers Association’s report?
On the show floor, the crowds and booths are down. In one unusually frank exchange, however, this BEA finds traction on issues of publishing and its writers.
With Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Vancouver’s Shelfie program adds Harvard Book Store to the list of ebook-bundling retail points.
The architecture of the publishing industry today continues to transform as The Bookseller’s Philip Jones and Publishers Weekly’s Andrew Albanese discussed in a special journalists’ session at London Book Fair.
Dichotomies of local and global, major and modest, resonated throughout the International Publishers Association’s 31st Congress, convened in the run-up to London Book Fair.
As NetGalley rolls out its digital-galley service to France and Germany, ‘It’s like going back to our roots,’ says the company’s president, Susan Ruszala.