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With the rapid evolution of the Internet and digital technology in recent years, China digital publishing industry has entered a fast development stage. In 2002-2012, the revenue herein presented a CAGR of 61.6%. In 2013, bolstered by favorable policies, MPR and big data, the total revenue of China digital publishing industry exceeded RMB260 billion and is expected to reach RMB350 billion in 2014.


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Elizabeth Schimel, an American media executive with close ties to China, will become President of Condé Nast in China in October.

Elizabeth Schimel is currently Executive Vice President - Chief Digital Officer of Meredith, one of the largest magazine publishers in the United States. She will take charge of the Beijing-based Condé Nast unit, responsible for magazine brands including Vogue, Self and Gentlemen’s Quarterly which are published under copyright cooperation agreements with various Chinese publishers, a form of collaboration commonly used in China.

July 8, 2013 - Carrabassett Valley, Maine, USA – The international ink jet industry’s focus will be on IMI Asia’s Industrial Digital Showcase 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Hong Kong, China on January 13-14, 2014. Visit www.imiasiadigital.com for preliminary brochure and additional details.

IMI President Al Keene says, “Building on the 12 years of success for IMI and IMI Europe’s annual Ink Jet Technology Showcase, we are most pleased to be partnering with Inkjet Partnership to bring together the leading suppliers of ink jet and other digital technologies and services for the first time in the Asia Pacific region.

While print publishing’s had a tough time in the states and in many parts of the world over the past few years, the magazine industry in China is apparently booming.

China has become a huge market for luxury fashion, with consumers buying more than just clothes and accessories. According to a piece in the New York Times this past weekend, young Chinese women are spending huge chunks of their incomes on Chinese versions of Western fashion glossies such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, etc. They’re obsessed.

At the Yale Publishing Course this week, Publishing Executive had the opportunity to speak with a couple of attendees from China: Chris Hu, publisher of Elle Decoration, and Quentin Li, editorial director and associate publisher of Elle Men.

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