“Global Ebook Market” update 2013:
February 15, 2013 by admin
My O’Reilly TOC “Global Ebook Market” report – update 2013 is out! New chapters on ebook bestsellers across Europe – Central Europe – India. And latest figures and developments for Europe, UK, US, China, Brazil, Russia, and much more. It’s for FREE! (no kidding) Tweet
In a global perspective, ebooks are much bigger, really, and more complicated, than what we had thought in our wildest dreams. Look at Google!
November 29, 2012 by admin
Have you followed – and realized – that Google will now make available some 5 million titles as ebooks – and only half of them are in English! This will make Google rather sooner than later, the by far leading aggregator of digital books. Read more in my first blog entry at the Tools of [...]
Breaking International News: With the two largest Russian publishers, EKSMO and AST, announcing a surprise merger, an emerging market will be re-defined.
June 5, 2012 by admin
Announcement made at the BEA Global Market Forum Russia in New York, at a project of RÃ¼diger Wischenbart Content and Consulting. The news was short, yet its impact on Russian publishing will be huge. âTwo days ago, we signed an agreement on a joint venture between EKSMO and ASTâ, said Yuri Dikalo, the CEO [...]
The Book Ecosystem – German version!
March 19, 2012 by admin
At the Leipzig Book Fair, which closed yesterday, a colorful meeting ground for authors, readers and other book people (plus thousands of Manga lovers disguised as their favorite characters in play), the “book” was supposedly the real thing, as opposed to the *e*. And yet, there was, probably for the first time in Germany, a [...]
eBooks: Kleine Verschiebung, grosse Wirkung!
December 20, 2010 by admin
NatÃ¼rlich ist die Suche nach eBooks noch ziemlich mÃ¼hsam, zu unberechenbar ist das Angebot, zu willkÃ¼rlich, was von Verlagen digital zum sofortigen Download angeboten wird, und was nicht. Und die Wirrungen enden nicht mit der erfolgreichen Suche. Die fangen mit dem Fund erst so richtig an. Das AuffÃ¤lligste ist gewiss, wie durchgÃ¤ngig hier, auch bei [...]
EBooks unterm Weihnachtsbaum – eine schÃ¶ne Bescherung!
December 9, 2010 by admin
“Schatz, legst Du schon mal die eBooks unter den Weihnachtsbaum?” Der Satz wird diesmal noch nicht ganz so hÃ¤ufig ins Wohnzimmer gerufen werden, aber es wird ihn geben. Er wird sich diesmal noch eher auf kleine KartonschÃ¤chtelchen mit den LesegerÃ¤ten darin beziehen, denn die BÃ¼cher selbst, jeweils gerade mal eine kleine elektronische Datei, in ein [...]
The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2010: Join us at the Frankfurt Book Fair for a debate with industry leaders on facts, trends and outlooks
September 17, 2010 by admin
The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2010: Facts, Trends, Outlook. Industry leaders discuss the business of publishing today. Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 14:30 – 16:00 Frankfurt Book Fair, hall 4.2, Room Dimension Organiser: Livres Hebdo with buchreport, Publishers Weekly and The Bookseller. What is the state of the publishing industry? What are the powerhouses, [...]
Skeptical about e-Books? Here is the solution!
September 7, 2009 by admin
With the enthusiasm and the energy we are so fond of, and thanks to a hint from Sabina, we found and hereby proudly present THE solution for all those who regret that with e-Books, book sniffing may come to an end: Tested with all available e-Book formats, comes in 5 flavors, with attractive (yet a [...]
Google, Europe and Us. On some oddities with regard to the Google Book Settlement, Europeana and a reader’s perspective.
August 31, 2009 by admin
Following the controversy around the Google Settlement and European publishers’ and author (and collecting) societies, one could assume to witness a battle between a bunch of European Jedi knights against that Dark Vader from Mountain View, California. From a more detached reader’s point of view, things are clearly more complex. While Google chose to digitize [...]
Understanding and critically (yet openly) discussing the Google Settlement
July 24, 2009 by admin
With the debate on the Google Settlement and its likely meaning for various groups (and countries) turning into a strange confrontation of hidden interests and pure ideology in some places, notably in Europe, I want to invite anybody interested in the matter to check out this site and the possibilities for a meaningful and differenciated [...]