I might not be a real minimalist but I try to go for essential. Essential means choice and quality. I spend my time with these pieces of stuff and even if there is still room for improvement, I now believe it is important to surround ourselves with good quality and design.
I am not Jewish but there are a few people around me who practice what they call Shabbat.
According to the Bible and the tradition, the world has been created in 6 days and on the 7th, the creator decided to rest. By consequence, it probably became one of the 1st social law: weekly day off. I believe before that most people were working 7 days a week.
It is always difficult to know the truth since the main seller of e-books is a company well known for not telling everything.
I was reading earlier today that US e-book sales have dropped in 2016. Apparently, it is the same thing on every mature market. Sales of E-readers seem to follow the same path and people use their phone as the main reader.
For France, Spain, etc. who have started later, there is still growth, the question is for how long. We are experimenting the same in Paris, especially since we are using immateriel as our platform. Our sales have dramatically increased but we don’t know for how long.
For book packagers and publisher the most important moments in the year are international book fairs where we meet our client publishers. For us it is the London Book Fair in spring but the main one is Frankfurt Buch Messe which is mid October.
For children book publishing there is also Bologna and other book fairs are minor and of local interest.
The countdown is on and we had today a very important meeting in Paris to select which titles from Leduc.s Editions and all our imprints (Leduc, Alisio, L’Inedite, Charleston, Diva) should be selected for the rights catalogue.