German Book Title Production Drops 7% in 2010

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary New releases in Germany in 2010 were once again heavily weighted toward fiction titles, which accounted for an overall share of 70% of new titles published (up from 66% in 2009). However, overall title production was down 7% compared to 2009 and 9% compared to the long-term average. According to buchreport, a total of 5431 new titles …

Just 7% of Publishers Enhancing E-books, Among Findings in New Aptara E-book Survey

In Digital by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Digital service provider Aptara released the second in a series of surveys tracking the development of the e-book market. This new survey covered some 600 publishers across trade, professional and education markets. Dev Ganesan, Aptara’s President and CEO, noted in the press release about the survey, “With a desire to meet the growing expectations of digitally-savvy readers, …

Report from the UK’s FutureBook Conference: Bringing Great Writers into the Digital, Multimedia Mix

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

By Sophie Rochester LONDON: If there was a key lesson from the first FutureBook conference organized by The Bookseller magazine and held in London for the first time last year, it was “experiment, learn and adapt”. Back again for a second conference, held the past Tuesday, the UK publishing industry appears to be responding well to the challenges of digital …

Simba Releases Statistics on iPad E-book Reading

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Simba Information estimates that 35% of iPad owners don’t use their iPads for reading e-books. In a press release, Michael Norris, senior trade book analyst at Simba Information said, “The fact that over a million iPad buyers haven’t used the gadget for e-books shows that not all new gadgets equate to a new e-reader.” I don’t think …

E-book Bestseller Lists from New York Times Coming in 2011

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The New York Times announced yesterday that it will begin publishing e-book bestseller lists for fiction and nonfiction titles early next year. The Times created and verified its e-book tracking system over a period of two years, says Janet Elder, the editor of news surveys and election analysis. Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus said the addition of …

Digital to Represent 20 to 28% of Publishing’s Profits, says Forum d’Avignon/Bain & Co. Report

In Europe by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka A new study, “Publishing in the Digital Era,” commissioned by the Forum d’Avignon and compiled by Bain & Co. states that e-readers, tablets other digital reading devices “could be in the hands of 15 to 20% of the developed world’s population by 2015,” and offers an unprecedented opportunity for publishers and authors. The “redistribution of value among …

Latest Statistics on Mobile Apps and Smartphone Usage

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Millennial Media has just released a “State of the Apps Industry” report on the current state of the mobile app industry and makes predictions about next year, which include the growth of Android and Windows Phone 7, as well as increased revenues from mobile apps next year. Download the complete report from Millennial Media here. (via ReadWriteWeb). …

In the Land of Larsson

In Global Trade Talk by Guest Contributor

• Stieg Larsson has made Swedish writers trendy abroad, but Stockholm’s publishers are still challenged at home By Lasse Winkler Two years ago Swedish writer Camille Läckberg couldn’t break into the US book market no matter how hard she tried. But this year, she signed a three book paperback deal with Simon & Schuster’s American imprint Free Press, worth $750,000. …

German Study Reveals Surprising Attitudes to E-readers

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Most publishers are operating on the assumption that, even though e-book sales are still a small percentage of overall book sales, there is vast potential for this segment to expand. According to the latest annual study conducted by the Institut für Demoskopie in Allensbach, as reported in the Boersenblatt, only one percent of Germans between the ages …

New Resources at Publishing Perspectives

In News by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson We’ve got something new for our readers: a Resources section featuring articles from our archives that are most helpful and relevant to you. In this section, you will find the most popular and relevant articles from Publishing Perspectives, including statistics, industry analysis and trends in publishing. This is a great place to find an overview of the …