Media Cooperation-- OpenBook’s Media Partners

Publishing Perspectives

Publishing Perspectives is an online business magazine that covers the trends, people, and companies shaping the global book industry.

Read by publishers, literary agents and scouts, authors, service providers and publishing industry specialists, Publishing Perspectives is a leading source of information on global book publishing.

We believe that global collaboration and a supportive international community leads to a strong, vibrant publishing industry, one that can continue to provide education and access to literature, promote literacy and reading, and foster cultural understanding around the world.

Our mission is to help build and contribute to the international publishing community by offering information that publishing and media professionals need to connect, cooperate, and work together.

With a network of correspondents and publishing experts who live and work around the world, Publishing Perspective offers coverage of global markets and companies, along with deeper insight into the business of publishing and writing. From the cutting edge of digital innovations to on-the-ground insights into global publishing markets, our editorial coverage provides a window into the industry unlike any other.

China Bestsellers Archive

Interview of Bestselling Authors

Nielsen Book

Nielsen is a world-renowned market research company founded in 1923 by Arthur Charles Nielson, one of the founders of the modern market research industry. Nielsen company has a set of globally recognized proprietary survey products and methodologies that provide customers with the best comparable standardized data.

Nielsen Book, part of Nielsen, is the world's leading provider of search, business, consumer research, and retail analysis services for the book business. Nielsen Book monitors English-language book retail market data in nine countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.

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IPDA (International Publishing Distribution Association)

IPDA is the international umbrella organization for the associations and companies that develop its activity in the field of publishing distribution (books, magazines, newspapers... both on print and digital versions)

IPDA aim is to further the interests of publishing distributors considering different lines of activity:

  • Interchange of information and commercial opportunities between distribution company members.
  • Coordination and collaboration with Publishers and Booksellers / Newsagents Associations at European and International level.
  • Common representation of the Publishing Distribution sector, in terms of dialogue with Public Administrations and European / International Institutions.
  • Organization of Publishing Distribution Events (Meetings, Round Tables, Congress, Think Tanks…), acting as a forum for discussion and cooperation.
  • Development of working groups regarding the different areas of the situation and future of the publishing distribution sector (i.e. metadata, EDI, ecommerce, legislation on publishing business, taxation…)
Rudiger Wischenbart

We map and analyse the global publishing industry and international book cultures for a better, both data driven and intuitive understanding in times of change.

Living and operating in an ecosystem of publishers and book fairs, professional media and well connected peers, our ambition is to get the best reading of books and their contexts for our customers and partners.

We look at global and local markets, at leading international companies as well as cultural patterns, and we zoom in on individual authors, their readers, and the spreading of their works.

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