Local publishers work towards digital transformation

Vietnamese publishing houses are gradually promoting digital transformation to survive and develop, an inevitable trend of all industries, according to industry insiders.

Experts say books still have a place in the modern publishing world. — Photo ipub.vn

Vietnamese publishing houses are gradually promoting digital transformation to survive and develop, an inevitable trend of all industries, according to industry insiders.

Nguyễn Nguyên, Director of Authority of Publication, Printing and Distribution under the Ministry of Information and Communication, said digital transformation was crucial for the development of the publishing industry, but it wouldn't mean the end of the printed book.

"Despite the increase of e-book publications, the number of printed books has not decreased. Books, as we know them, will not disappear and will never, ever be replaced by information on the screen because they are used in our leisure time and the main tool for our education," he said.

Lê Hoàng, Vice President of the Vietnam Publishing Association, said the digital transformation in the publishing industry was inevitable and a new trend of development, but still could not replace printed books. He added printed books still had a role and hardcopy books would continue to exist.

Nguyên said digital transformation in publishing activities has many advantages due to the ubiquity of internet-connected electronic devices.

But the e-book market was still posing great challenges for local publishers due to the poor reading culture in Việt Nam, he said.

According to the Authority of Publication, Printing and Distribution, due to the impact of COVID-19, the revenue of publishers sharply declined against 2019.

The number of publishers participating in electric publishing has risen but the number of electronic publications has reduced.

Last year, publishing houses in the country released 36,218 publications, down 2.4 per cent to 403.5 million copies. Printed books accounted for 32,158 copies, down 2 per cent to 363 million copies. Meanwhile, 2,050 e-books were also published down 14.6 per cent and hitting 1.5 million views.

Advanced technology infrastructure is also key to boosting e-publishing and to meet the increasing demand for e-books, publishers need to rapidly upgrade their information technology infrastructures to provide easier access to e-books.

Lê Hoàng, Vice President of Vietnam Publishing Association, said digital transformation always had two sides. As technology developed, illegal activities based on technology platforms have also increased, posing great challenges to publishers. To solve this problem, authorities needed to conduct effective solutions and use sanctions for copyright infringement.

To promote digital transformation in publishing activities, publishers must change their perception, he said.

In terms of management, the Authority of Publication, Printing and Distribution will study and create laws to develop the publishing, printing and distribution industry in a professional and modern manner by working towards digital transformation. — VNS

Source: VNA
vietnamnews.vn

Related News

Customs-Business partnership focuses on digital transformation

Customs-Business partnership focuses on digital transformation

VCN - In order to support the business community in grasping and understanding customs regulations and coordinating with the Customs, the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) has issued a plan for development of partnership between customs and businesses and stakeholders in 2024. Customs Magazine has an interview with Mr. Pham Xuan Truong - Head of Customs Procedures Reform Division (Customs Reform and Modernization Board) about the matter.
Lang Son Customs Department: Digitizing customs procedures to maximize business facilitation

Lang Son Customs Department: Digitizing customs procedures to maximize business facilitation

VCN - Implementing the Customs sector's digital transformation plan and orientation in the Customs Development Strategy to 2030, Lang Son Customs has been focusing on promoting digitalization of all operational stages to shorten customs clearance time and promote import and export of goods through local border gates.
Motivation to achieve 2024 business goals from digital transformation

Motivation to achieve 2024 business goals from digital transformation

VCN - Resolution 01/NQ-CP dated January 5, 2024 of the Government on main tasks and solutions to implement the socio-economic development plan and state budget estimate for 2024 requested sectors, industries to enhance the application of science and technology. Many businesses have built digital transformation strategies for 2024 to support better business results.
Ho Chi Minh City: Expectation of digital transformation from Golden brand enterprises

Ho Chi Minh City: Expectation of digital transformation from Golden brand enterprises

VCN - More than 30 product brands of Ho Chi Minh City enterprises have just been awarded "Ho Chi Minh City Golden Brand". With this brand, Ho Chi Minh City leaders place orders and expect development and digital transformation from these businesses.

Latest News

PM attends Vietnam - Australia Business Forum in Melbourne

PM attends Vietnam - Australia Business Forum in Melbourne

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the Vietnam - Australia Business Forum in Melbourne on March 5 morning (local time) as part of his ongoing trip to Australia to attend the ASEAN - Australia Special Summit and pay an official visit to Australia.
FDI sector remains export pillar of Vietnam’s economy

FDI sector remains export pillar of Vietnam’s economy

The foreign direct investment (FDI) sector maintained its role as an export pillar of Vietnam’s economy with revenue of 43.2 billion USD in the first two months of this year, up 14.7%, and accounting for 72.8% of the country’s total export value.
Growth engines rev up, fuelling recovery hopes

Growth engines rev up, fuelling recovery hopes

With noteworthy signs of recovery in the first two months of this year, the national economy is expected to bounce back quickly this year.
Vietnam’s FDI inflow surges 38.6% in two months

Vietnam’s FDI inflow surges 38.6% in two months

Total newly-registered foreign investment capital, adjusted and contributed capital to buy shares and buy contributed capital of foreign investors totalled 4.29 billion USD as of February 20, up by 38.6% compared to the same period in 2023. The disbursement of FDI capital is projected at some 2.8 billion USD, reflecting a 9.8% increase against the same period last year.

More News

PM Pham Minh Chinh’s Australia trip “incredibly important”: Ambassador

PM Pham Minh Chinh’s Australia trip “incredibly important”: Ambassador

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski has emphasised the significance of the upcoming trip to Australia by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
SOEs asked to play more active role in implementation of strategic breakthroughs

SOEs asked to play more active role in implementation of strategic breakthroughs

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on March 3 called on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to engage more intensively in the implementation of strategic breakthroughs regarding institutional perfection, personnel training and infrastructure development.
Positive socio-economic results recorded so far: Government meeting

Positive socio-economic results recorded so far: Government meeting

Vietnam saw a continuous recovery trend and positive socio-economic results across all fields in February and the first two months of this year, heard the Government regular meeting held in Hanoi on March 2 under the chair of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.
Vietnam to join conference on global agricultural supply chain connection

Vietnam to join conference on global agricultural supply chain connection

Vietnamese businesses operating in agriculture will attend the Agricultural Supply Chain Asia conference (ASCA) co-hosted by the US Grains Council, the US Wheat Associates, and the US Soybean Export Council from March 18 – 20, according to the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) under the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).
Vietnam - most investor friendly country in ASEAN: US paper

Vietnam - most investor friendly country in ASEAN: US paper

Vietnam is the most investment worthy place in ASEAN, based on valid and practical grounds where improved economic diversification, international integration, reformed investment legislation and good economic policy must be counted, according to an article recently published on the US’s mondaq.com.
Việt Nam has advantages in exports to Europe, America

Việt Nam has advantages in exports to Europe, America

Demand in the global market, including Europe and America, is gradually recovering because inflation had begun to subside since the end of 2023.
Việt Nam moves up significantly in economic freedom ranking while global average falls

Việt Nam moves up significantly in economic freedom ranking while global average falls

Việt Nam has the opportunity to become one of Asia’s leading economic nations if the country continues on the path of market economy reforms.
The Prime Minister instructed state-owned enterprises to exceed assigned business targets

The Prime Minister instructed state-owned enterprises to exceed assigned business targets

VCN - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has just signed Directive 07/CT-TTg on innovating governance, improving production and business efficiency and strongly promoting investment and development of corporations and state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
Vietnam, Japan cooperate in IP protection, counterfeit goods prevention

Vietnam, Japan cooperate in IP protection, counterfeit goods prevention

Vietnamese officials at a workshop in Hanoi on February 28 called on Japan to continue its support to Vietnam in protecting and enforcing intellectual property (IP) rights, making IP a driving force for economic development.
Read More

Your care

Latest Most read
PM attends Vietnam - Australia Business Forum in Melbourne

PM attends Vietnam - Australia Business Forum in Melbourne

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the Vietnam - Australia Business Forum in Melbourne on March 5 morning (local time) as part of his ongoing trip to Australia to attend the ASEAN - Australia Special Summit and pay an official visit to Australia.
FDI sector remains export pillar of Vietnam’s economy

FDI sector remains export pillar of Vietnam’s economy

The foreign direct investment (FDI) sector maintained its role as an export pillar of Vietnam’s economy with revenue of 43.2 billion USD in the first two months of this year, up 14.7%, and accounting for 72.8% of the country’s total export value.
Growth engines rev up, fuelling recovery hopes

Growth engines rev up, fuelling recovery hopes

With noteworthy signs of recovery in the first two months of this year, the national economy is expected to bounce back quickly this year.
Vietnam’s FDI inflow surges 38.6% in two months

Vietnam’s FDI inflow surges 38.6% in two months

Total newly-registered foreign investment capital, adjusted and contributed capital to buy shares and buy contributed capital of foreign investors totalled 4.29 billion USD as of February 20, up by 38.6% compared to the same period in 2023. The disbursement of FDI capital is projected at some 2.8 billion USD, reflecting a 9.8% increase against the same period last year.
PM Pham Minh Chinh’s Australia trip “incredibly important”: Ambassador

PM Pham Minh Chinh’s Australia trip “incredibly important”: Ambassador

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski has emphasised the significance of the upcoming trip to Australia by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
Mobile Version