“Beyond Publishing” is the motto at the Publishers’ Forum on April 26 and 27, 2018 in Berlin. Thinking beyond the traditional tailor-made publishing business stands at the core of the debate. As today’s consumers organize their entertainment and information needs from their smartphones, traditional publishers are facing a whole gamut of interdependent challenges. The preliminary […]

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How is the book business doing? Throughout the industry, this is a popular question around this time of the year. Particularly in non-English language markets, I am often puzzled by the creativity in most answers, to avoid controversy, and find a good ending to any story around the thorny issue. When the Federation of European […]

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The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, which has been updated every year since 2007, currently represents 50 companies that each report revenues from publishing of over 150 m€ (or 200 m US$). The Global Ranking for the first time is now available as a PDF digital publication, which encompasses: A table ranking the global top 50 publishing ventures; Detailed […]

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