For those of you who missed the 2017 The Markets conference hosted by The Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives, we have recently been covering some of the sessions we attended while there. Today, we’re back with insights on some emerging publishing trends in France, this year’s guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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.
There is a substantial market for imported and translated Canadian books in Korea. Canadian publishers must decide on the appropriate strategy for approaching this market, whether it is to export their books to Korea or license them for publication. The translated market is approximately twice the size of the import market (21 percent versus 9.5 percent, respectively), but with greater potential, there are greater obstacles. In today’s post, we provide a final excerpt from our guide on Selling Canadian Books in Korea: A Guide for Canadian Publishers, in which experts Tony Michell and Darwin Shim outline some specific opportunities and recommendations for making inroads into this market.
Licensing rights to a local publisher is a good option for Canadian publishers looking to make their books available in Korea.
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.
Are you a Canadian publisher looking for information on new export markets? Today we continue our series of blog posts on the Korean book market. Excerpted from our market guide Selling Canadian Books in Korea: A Guide for Canadian Publishers by Tony Michell and Darwin Shim, today’s post shares some guidance on formats, pricing, and preferred reading devices in the Korean book market.
Korea is generally considered to be a difficult market to do business in, as local expertise and familiarity with the market is required. Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing excerpts of our 2017 market guide, Selling Canadian Books in Korea: A Guide for Canadian Publishers (3rd edition), prepared by market experts Tony Michell and Darwin Shim. In today’s post, we focus on this market’s major and medium- and small-size publishers.
In this post excerpted from our guide on Attending an International Book Fair, Catherine Mitchell provides expert advice on how to ship your materials internationally and set up for a book fair.