Panelists at New Delhi Book Fair session on Data and Statistics

At New Delhi Book Fair, Kevin Fizgerald, Director of WIPO’s Information and Digital Outreach Division, presented the latest publishing sector data gathered by WIPO for the year 2021 and was joined on stage by IPA Secretary General, José Borghino, and the chair of IPA’s Data and Statistics Committee, Pranav Gupta.

Karine Pansa speaking at Digital Book World

IPA President, Karine Pansa, delivered her first speech since assuming her new role with the opening keynote at Digital Book World in New York City. Pansa underlined the importance of data in communicating effectively about the digital book market and urged the sector to work together to bring more consistency to available statistics and to reduce the number of markets where no data is available.

Crop of cover of WIPO Global Publishing Industry Report

Latest annual report gathers data from publishers associations, legal deposits, Nielsen Bookscan data, the ISBN Agency and the Web of Science. This is the 5th edition of the report and represents progress in data collection, both in terms of country coverage and data quality.

Screenshot of the Frankfurt Book Fair panel on the impact of COVID on the publishing industry

At the 2021 Frankfurter Buchmesse, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosted a discussion on the immediate and long-term effects of the COVID pandemic on the publishing industry. During the 45-minute virtual session, a diverse panel of speakers explored how different members of the publishing industry have been impacted by the pandemic in a variety of ways and how the community has come together to weather the worst of the pandemic.

WIPO IPA publishing study 2017 launched

Hot on the heels of the publication of the IPA/WIPO pilot survey of the publishing industry, the data collection process for the 2017 survey has begun.

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