Rakuten Kobo Becoming Tolino's Tech Partner in Germany

Taking over from Deutsche Telekom as the Tolino alliance’s e-reading tech partner, Canada’s Rakuten Kobo enlarges its European footprint. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Tamblyn: ‘Excellent News for All Concerned’ In an announcement dated Tuesday (January 2), Deutsche Telekom has announced what it terms “a change in technology partner” in the Tolino e-reader alliance. Toronto-based Kobo, owned… Read More

David Hockney Speaks at Frankfurt Book Fair’s Opening News Conference

Praising the British artist’s ‘openness to new media and his application of digital techniques,’ Frankfurt’s Juergen Boos announces Hockney’s keynote comments on October 18. Read More

'Promise, Energy, Surprise': Download A Free White Paper on 'The Markets' 2016

The pivotal international publishing regions to be featured at Frankfurt Book Fair on October 18 in The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Learn about them in this free download. Read More

A New Global Ebook Report on a Mercurial World Market

BEA’s’ Director of International Affairs Rüdiger Wishenbart’s new Global Ebook Report cites continental Europe’s ebooks “stalling even earlier” than in the US and UK. Read More

At #PF16: The UAE's Bodour: 'Ahead of the Curve'

The publisher Bodour Al Qasimi arrives at Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum as one of the most influential and committed players on the industry’s world stage. Porter Anderson at Publishing Perspectives. Read More

The IPA London Congress: Confrontation and Debate

Dichotomies of local and global, major and modest, resonated throughout the International Publishers Association’s 31st Congress, convened in the run-up to London Book Fair. Read More

International Consumer Confidence: A Recessionary State of Mind

In its report on consumer confidence, Nielsen sees 55 percent of those surveyed saying that in Q4 2015, they believed the were in recession. Read More

‘A Hybrid World’: HarperCollins’ Restivo-Alessi in Germany

By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson Editor-in-Chief “Absolutely vital to stick to a digital agenda” A voice of reason amid recent “print resurgence” hosannas, HarperCollins’ Chief Digital Officer and Vice President of International, Chantal Restivo-Alessi gave the keynote address at the Future! Publish conference event, which was staged in Berlin on January 28 and 29. Focusing on… Read More