The 30th International Publishers Congress, which took place from March 24 to 26, brought three hundred delegates from thirty eight countries to Bangkok. Read all about it here.
Publishers, booksellers, authors and researchers from 15 countries met in Oslo on 5-6 March 2015 to explore national experiences with fixed book price systems. A summary paper presents the main talking points and conclusions.
At the conclusion of the 30th Congress of the International Publishers Association in Bangkok, IPA Secretary General Jens Bammel announced the following resolutions
Smashwords founder Mark Coker explains why the success or failure of subscription services like Amazon's Kindle Unlimited, Scribd and Oyster will have considerable implications for the future of publishing.
The European Court of Justice ruling that e-books don't qualify for lower rates of value-added tax (VAT) will have severe consequences for the book trade. We spoke to Vincent Montagne, President of Syndicat national de l'édition (the French publishers association) about the issue.
Wattpad is the world's largest online community of readers and writers. We interviewed Wattpad's Ashleigh Gardner about how the site's growth is creating opportunities for authors and publishers.
With smartphone penetration rates soaring, what can publishers do to kickstart mobile commerce for books? It's one of the questions we asked digital expert Marcello Vena, who also assessed the retail landscape, the prospects for e-readers and the Long Tail theory's application to books.
Award-winning author Ayu Utami tells us why publishing firms must evolve to remain relevant in the "industry of ideas".
Irina Gusinskaya from Alpina Publisher explains how the economic crisis is impacting Russia's publishing market. She tells us which titles and formats are selling best, and assesses the prospects for Russia's nascent ebook sector.
Book fairs are publishing's vital stimulant. They help publishers, agents, distributors and retailers do business, they attract media and public attention, and provide platforms for authors and innovators. Our latest special report explores how book fairs are evolving to suit the digital age.
IPA Secretary General Jens Bammel has warned of the dangers of introducing a new international treaty on traditional knowledge and folklore, saying it runs