What are book statistics good for: Why in times of change, having a road map is critical.
March 15, 2018 by ruediger
Publishers are challenged by declining book markets, a changing readership drifting away from books, as much as new competition from other content and formats – AND by the messy data that are available to build a realistic assessment of what is going on in the first place. And yet, book statistics are seen as a […]
How is the business of books doing? A call to better share data and insights.
January 16, 2018 by ruediger
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 […]
Preview on the Global eBook report 2017 available
March 21, 2017 by ruediger
The market of consumer ebooks develops in largely other ways than print. We see huge differences according target audiences, cultural background, genre or pricing. Understanding these complexities require new data and analytics – which the Global eBook report is pioneering to provide. A preview with first sample charts on non-English European ebook markets is readyÂ for […]