Rakuten Kobo discovered that its biggest hurdle was that most of its manufacturing was in China and Taiwan. And e-readers suddenly were selling fast.
Rüdiger Wischenbart in his Readmagine presentation says the coronavirus may speed up pre-pandemic book trends, including the growth of backlist audiobooks.
Coronavirus Impact: The development of digital programming for international publishing in the pandemic goes on, with the ‘Digital Publishing Summit.’
Speakers and topics are being announced as registration opens for Madrid’s Readmagine conference, which plans its online events in June.
Publishing conference Readmagine is organizing a digital approach for 2020, as Frankfurt allows publishers more time on BookFest concepts.
The Readmagine event in Madrid this June includes the International Digital Distributors Meeting and discussions on ebooks, AI, and other tech topics.
In Canada, Access Copyright is working on developing blockchain solutions for book publishing, including smart contracts and an attribution ledger.
Italian book publishing icon Stefano Mauri speaks at the Readmagine conference about how the digital dynamic has affected Italy’s book marketplace.
Casa del Lector is a community space in Madrid that hosts events for the public and families with the goal of promoting building reading habits.