Category: Digital

TechForum 2019 : Keywords and Ebook Discoverability

By: Tabitha Hartropp

In today’s post, we share insights from last spring’s TechForum presentation, Keywords and Discoverability on Amazon: A Canadian Context, given by Shannon Culver, Technology Manager at eBound Canada and consultant Amanda Lee. As ebooks and online shopping become more commonplace in the habits of Canadian consumers, eBound Canada researchers teamed up with Firebrand and Kadaxis to study the impact of keywords on ebook sales and discoverability.

08/27/2019 | Book Fairs, Digital

TechForum 2019: Artificial Intelligence and Discoverability

By: Tabitha Hartropp

This year’s TechForum conference featured many presentations on the latest research and developments connected to publishing. In today’s post, we provide a recap of the presentation Project TAMIS: Using AI to Address Discoverability given by Christian Roy, president of Brix Labs.

08/19/2019 | Book Fairs, Digital

Market Focus: Latin America – Alternative and Self-Publishing

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

For publishers looking to export their books south of the border, the Latin American market provides numerous opportunities and possibilities. In today’s post, we explore the growth of self- and alternative publishing in Latin America. Self-publishing models have developed at pace with the surge in popularity (and availability) of ebooks and digital publishing platforms in the region. At the same time, other “alternative” forms of publishing like the cartonera (cardboard publishing) movement have developed in response to acute economic crises and the desire to create unique, handmade books.

03/13/2019 | Digital, Export

Market Focus: Latin America – Audiobooks

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

For publishers looking to export their books south of the border, the Latin American market provides numerous opportunities and possibilities. A region spanning close to 20 countries with two major official languages, over 640 million inhabitants, a growing middle class and high literacy rates, finding new ways to export books to Latin America has never been easier. In today’s post, we explore Latin America’s growing audiobook market.

02/27/2019 | Digital, Export

Overview of the Australian Book Market – Formats and Devices

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

Are you a Canadian publisher looking for information on new export markets? Today we continue our series of blog posts on the Australian book market. Excerpted from our market guide Selling Canadian Books in Australian by Michael Webster, today’s post shares some background on digital and audio formats and preferred reading and listening devices in the Australian book market.

02/07/2019 | Digital, Export, Market Guides

Platforms and Audiences

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

In today’s post we provide an overview of the presentations on new and exciting platforms that are enabling publishers to connect with readers. Gaining and retaining book buyers and readers is increasingly difficult in an environment saturated with content in multiple formats hailing from various sources. These distribution models—a subscription-based book club, a cloud-based platform for creating and cataloguing ebooks, and an audiobook subscription service—have made remarkable progress towards building audiences in their respective markets and beyond.

11/21/2018 | Book Fairs, Digital, Distribution, Export

The Markets Conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

Finding accurate and timely information on international markets can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Last month we had the pleasure of attending The Markets conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Over the next weeks, we will be providing a breakdown of some of the key sessions from the day.

11/12/2018 | Book Fairs, Digital, Events, Export, Market Guides, Rights

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An Introduction to Thema Codes: Discoverability Across National Markets

By: Tabitha Hartropp

EDItEUR has developed excellent documentation on Thema classification codes, which were established to stop all this wasted effort and improve communication within the international publishing industry.

11/05/2018 | Digital