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.
195 publishers have already signed up to Research4Life's groundbreaking schemes to boost access to academic and peer-reviewed content in developing-world countries. We spoke to STM's Richard Gedye about the project's rapid growth and successes to date.
South African political cartoonist Zapiro (aka Jonathan Shapiro) was the winner of the 2012 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize. In
The annual IPA education conference will again be held in London in 2015, in association with The Publishers Association (UK) and powered by The Lond