Those in digital publishing in Mexico say things are looking up somewhat, despite slow growth and a marketplace still discovering the opportunities.
Even as German booksellers see online efforts pay off, consumption patterns are weaker, says a new report: ‘A truly distressing drop in customer frequency.”
APA estimates show 2016’s audiobook sales growth expanding by almost 20 percent again. Sixty-seven million Americans say they finished an audiobook.
Even as an acquisition transfers financial control of Sweden’s Akademibokhandeln chain, reading-trend figures paint a concerning picture.
Citing a 110-percent jump in sales in Latin America and 41 percent growth in Spain, a new report sees digital as a key to the Spanish markets’ turnaround.
Reports in Russia describe a 60-percent growth in ebook sales last year, and analysts say digital formats may grow at 30 to 50 percent for years to come.
The retailer feeds its Amazon Charts with consumer data on what’s being read and listened to (in digital) and what’s being sold on a weekly basis.
Author and publisher groups are protesting a change in Amazon’s third-party sales policy. The retailer says it’s in line with ‘the rest of Amazon.’
The culprit-of-choice for the new report’s ‘downturn’ in e-reading is ‘screen fatigue.’ And the usual confusion follows a data-challenged overview.
‘Comics are one of the few things that kids get to choose themselves,’ says one panelist at London Book Fair, as British comics publishers talk transition.