china

IPR License

IPR License Partners with 3 Major Chinese Publishers

[Press Release] IPR License, the global rights and licensing specialists, has formed an alliance with three major Chinese publishing houses to help widen the international gateway for Chinese language titles. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), Yilin Press and Foreign Languages Press (FLP) have all partnered with IPR License to utilise its fully...

Chinese Market to Push Publishing Growth

China has been dominating the headlines in recent days, first by showcasing its global sporting profile through the World Athletic Championships, and second, by illustrating its importance to the global economy with a stock market fall that sent shockwaves through international markets. According to DBW blogger Tom Chalmers, “there is no doubt that over...

Chinese Market Holds a Key to Publishing Growth

As I flew out this week for the Beijing International Book Fair, China was dominating the international news—first, by showcasing its growing global sporting profile through the World Athletic Championships, and second, by illustrating its importance to the global economy with a stock market fall that sent shockwaves through international markets. For businesses, China...

Authors guild book publishing contracts digital

Fixing Author-Publisher Partnerships

As The Authors Guild sees it, the digital age has not been kind to most authors. According to preliminary results from a recent survey of its members, the organization finds authors’ income from their writing fell 24% over the past five years. “Authors are earning less, but publishers are making as much money as...

HarperCollins Shazam digital ebook mobile marketing discovery readers

HarperCollins Tries Mobile Marketing with Shazam

“We need to be more ambitious about who our audience is,” digital strategist Molly Barton exhorted publishers at the Digital Book 2015 Conference at BookExpo America earlier this week, urging them to look for readers in unlikely places. Now HarperCollins announces a mobile marketing partnership with Shazam, which first came to prominence an app...

DBW16 Digital Book World

What’s Next for Digital? What Matters? Why?

Publishers, authors and their business partners converge on BookExpo America in New York City today at a time arguably marked by equal parts stability and uncertainty. Now that the high-octane days of rapid ebook adoption have given way to a more stable hybrid market, the industry faces a new set of questions, among them...

China publishing ebooks publishers

Mobile Boom Spurs Ebook Growth in China

One of China’s largest booksellers reports its customers bought 60 million ebooks in 2014. That’s about 20% the volume of its hardcover sales but a share that’s risen by 10% since the previous year. As industry experts have said repeatedly over the past year, China’s book market is growing fast. And ebooks in particular are on...

Hope for the Future of Books

A new study finds reading and library use are strong among younger Americans, HarperCollins enters the Chinese book market, Barnes & Noble bemoans ebook prices, new leadership at Andrews McMeel and more.

HarperCollins Enters China Ebook Market Through Partnership With JD.com

[Press Release] HarperCollins Publishers Initiates Sales of English-Language E-Books to China HarperCollins Publishers today announced that it has signed an agreement with JD.com and China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC) to sell English-language e-books in China. HarperCollins has been selling print books in China for many years, but this marks the...

IPR License Expands in China

[Press Release] IPR License bolsters Chinese market presence IPR License has partnered with Beijing-based The Charlesworth Group to increase its member exposure in China. The Charlesworth Group will act as an agent for IPR License to engage with Chinese publishers and help facilitate rights and licensing transactions through TradeRights – IPR’s fully transactional platform...

Ebook Strategy for Publishers: China

Join ePubDirect for a free webcast discussing ebook in China on April 29 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.  One of the most difficult challenges any CEO faces is deciding to enter a new market. Where, when, how? Yet it’s a challenge virtually every publishing house will have to face as the print market continues...

Chinese Authorities Prodding Apple, Amazon to Get Stricter About Ebook Piracy

China’s National Copyright Administration, an agency in China responsible for copyright affairs, has ordered Amazon, Apple and Taobao (a sort of Chinese Amazon) to report on measures they are taking when it comes to stemming intellectual property piracy, according to a report on Brightwire, an investment focused private media site. While Amazon and Taobao should...