Given a green light by competition authorities, Poland's bookseller Empik adds Platon to its assets, a major national and international book distributor. The post Polish Bookseller Empik Approved to Accelerate Its Growth By Acquiring Distributor Platon appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Reconstituting its board as a leaner group of sector-specific players, BISG adds new advisory assets and a council of associations to its strategy. The post BISG’s Strategic Reinvention Prompts an Updated Board Structure appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
As publishers in Ukraine continue to struggle, the country's ban on importing Russian-language books has led to decreased consumer demand and fewer titles. The post Ukraine Publishing’s Bad Year: Closures Amid a Ban on Russian Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
After 15 years in R&D in the AR and VR space, SnapLearn is headed for Frankfurt with a royalty-sharing business model and virtual reality for books. The post Frankfurt Debut: Singapore’s SnapLearn Brings AR and VR to Publishers’ Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
The Ara program from the Kalimat Foundation in the United Arab Emirates is working to make reading accessible to sight-impaired children in the Gulf region. The post Kalimat Foundation’s Ara Initiative Helps Sight-Impaired Children Read appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Moving beyond written stories, Wattpad launches its Raccoon video app in the US. The app aims to connect with a generation of YouTube storytellers. The post Wattpad’s New Video App, Raccoon, Launches in the US Today appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
As our China Bestseller Lists for July go to press, OpenBook's conference in Beijing has put the 2016 value of the Chinese books market at US$21 billion. The post OpenBook’s China Bestseller Lists for July 2017: Fiction and Nonfiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
The year so far shows 'modest growth' in Brazil's beleaguered market, says Marcos da Veiga Pereira ahead of Rio's book biennial and rights trading program. The post Rights Watch: Rio’s Biennial Book Fair Prepares Its Agents & Business Center appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Reading ranks fifth in BookNet Canada's newest survey of respondents' leisure-time activities, and smartphone reading is on the rise. Thirty-eight percent say their reading increased in the last year. The post Canadians’ Reading Habits: BookNet Sees Smartphone Reading Rising appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.