Tag Archives: E-books

Today’s Publishing Industry in Italy: A Snapshot

What does the current Italian publishing industry look like? This article was first published in January 2015. As part of our international Publishing Industry Insights series, we will continue to offer our readers an exclusive insider’s view into the publishing scenes of various countries. The series was first started by Babette Dunkelgrün, who has moved […]

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Publishing in France: Global Market or French Exception?

An insight into the French publishing industry: Small publishers, booksellers, and bloggers all have their job cut out for them: to find credible influencers, who are more curious than search engines! After many positive responses to last month’s popular article Holland: In Defense of the Book, this month our new Publishing Industry Insights series features […]

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Spotify: The Future of Books?

Is the subscription model the future of books? By guest contributor Allison Scott – first posted in December 2013. A new topic of discussion has risen to the fore in the tumultuous industry speculation on the future of digital publishing: subscription. Given the success of subscription services for other media—such as Spotify for music, Netflix for […]

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The Future of E-book Formats

Which restrictions are imposed by the current diversity of e-book formats? By guest contributor Allison Scott – first posted in August 2013. Last month’s article—The Future of DRM: The Saga Continues—broached the myriad of ways in which DRM affects publishers, authors, and readers. Inextricably tied to the DRM debate is the future of e-book formats. The […]

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The Future of DRM: The Saga Continues

The implications of DRM use for e-books An increasing number of publishers are abandoning the use of DRM to protect their e-books. When we licensed the Dutch rights in Brazilian best-selling novel Palma’s Rice to Signatuur earlier this year, we received a notice indicating that De Arbeiderspers|AW Bruna Publishers, of which Signatuur is an imprint, was going to […]

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The Rise of Self-Publishing

Implications for Authors, Publishers, and Foreign Rights Agents By guest contributor Allison Scott – first posted in June 2013. As digital publishing continues to alter the publishing landscape, the role of self-publishing is increasingly an important topic of discussion. It was not so long ago that self-publishing was the disdain of both the publishing world […]

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Alternative Business Models 1: E-riginals in Translation

E-riginals in Translation, a Global Perspective By Marleen Seegers – first posted in November 2012. The age of digital publishing is here to stay; there is no use in denying it. Whenever a market is subject to such massive changes, a myriad of new possibilities arises. Yes, these are exciting times! As an agent specialized […]

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