How are international book markets being changed by the rapid pace of globalization? This was the central question linking presentations at last month’s The Markets conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Developed in partnership with Publishing Perspectives, and taking place on the eve of the publishing industry’s largest trade event, this year’s conference theme continued to focus on the globalized nature of 21st century publishing and highlighted the industry’s current accelerated rate of change.
Recently, we have been exploring the Korean book market through excerpts of our Selling Canadian Books in Korea market guide. In today’s post, expert authors Tony Michell and Darwin Shim outline this market’s potential sales and distribution channels for imported books.
For its 50th anniversary, House of Anansi set out to obtain new readers by teaming up with Henderson Brewery Co. and pairing books with beer. The person behind the idea, Neil Wadhwa, Marketing and Communications Assistant for House of Anansi, talks to us about the outcome of this initiative.
BookNet Canada reports that Canadian books and authors are gaining in popularity and awareness among Canadians. To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, BookNet revisited its Canadians Reading Canadians survey to see if the attitudes of Canadians towards Canadian books and authors had changed over the past five years.
Earlier this week we covered some of our favourite talks from BookNet Canada’s Tech Forum. We continue our event recap with some more stand out talks, delving into the ever important question of repurposing content and the Canadian audiobook market.
The literary community recently met in Toronto for BookNet Canada’s annual Tech Forum meeting. Many aspects of the promotion and sale of books as well as the impacts of the digitization of the market were addressed during this 11th edition, which once again featured inspiring panelists. The following is an overview of the discussions on the latest research and trends in Canadian literature that took place during the panels and presentations and that caught our attention throughout the day. The rest will be presented in the next blog post. We invite you to check out our page!
The challenges related to the export of Canadian content in a digital world have been amplified with the emergence and growth of digital technologies in recent years. Cultural content is being broadcast into cyberspace while the current policies have yet to be optimized.