A new library ebook lending agreement has been created in Denmark. Gyldendal, Rosinante & Co., Lindhardt and Ringhof, JP / Politikens and other publishers have signed up to the scheme, which will make around 9,000 titles available through every public library. Books will be available through one portal but in different business models, with publishers able to set terms: new books will be available via licences and 6-month old releases on a click-per-loan model.
You can learn more about how the scheme works here.
The UK is the only country in the developed world where adults aged 55-65 have better core literacy skills than people aged 16-24. Read On. Get On. is a new campaign which aims to fix this literacy deficit by ensuring that by 2025, all children leave primary school as confident readers. The Publishers' Associations' Richard Mollet explained to us how publishers can play their part.
Read our interview with Richard here.
A new IPA report explores how collective licensing schemes are evolving to fit the digital age, revealing how publishers stand to benefit. It includes interviews and analysis from Germany, the UK, Denmark, Australia and the United States, copncluding with IPA's recommendations on how publishers and collecting societies can make the most of the licensing opportunity.
You can access our report here.
Iran has never signed the Bern Convention and has no effective copyright legislation. When still a young student, Majid Ghasemi grew increasingly uncomfortable about reading pirated materials. So he decided to act, launching a ribbon campaign with the label "No Illegal Downloading". Three years later, Majid is CEO of Fidibo, Iran's leading ebook distribution channel, offering licensed titles from over 120 publishers.
The IPA spoke to Majid about Fidibo's rapid rise and how readers and publishers can combine to combat book piracy. It's an inspiring story, available to read here.
Nigeria’s rich literary heritage has produced great writers such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ben Okri and Chimamanda Adichie. Yet its creative economy is crippled by chronic and rampant piracy - it’s estimated that illegal sales account for 75% of the book market. In a new IPA report, Lawrence Aladesuyi, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Publishers Association explains how an international piracy network is operating, and what can be done to fight back.
Read Lawrence's analysis here.
Each year, the IPA produces an in-depth report into the evolution of global publishing markets. This year, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Sharjah International Book Fair, we have expanded the report to cover 42 countries, providing insight into domestic market value and publishers' net revenues, the number of titles being produced and the strength of exports. The report includes data on title production in 19 Latin American countries, illustrating how the ecosystems of domestic and imported book production are developing.
The statistics are included in our new Annual Report, which you can access here.