As in many markets, Canadians say they like audiobooks because they can listen while doing other things. In 2018, 54 percent of those surveyed by BookNet Canada are listening on their phones.
Once again, digital audio sales show robust gains, with ebook sales largely holding steady in August. Adult sales in the US market show a rise of $22.7 million, with children’s and YA also moving upward.
At the debut edition of Frankfurt’s Audiobook Conference, experts from several markets presented data and trends on this growing segment of publishing.
Ahead of Frankfurt, Finnish publishing house Siltala has seen record-breaking sales for a book that brought in a six-figure deal at the London Book Fair in April.
Having spent its first decade compiling data and educating the Chinese publishing market on how to use it, Jiang Yanping’s OpenBook today is Beijing’s leading industry research company: She speaks October 9 in Frankfurt’s The Markets.
Together with Bookwire, CB, and the International Publishing Distribution Association, Rüdiger Wischenbart has created a new ‘European Ebook Barometer’ to track digital activity in four key markets.
Taking direction from its board members, the AAP has reset its focus on copyright and advocacy for the value of book publishing in modern society.
Marina Kameneva, head of Russia’s largest bookstore chain, Moscow Books, on the number of bookstores, book sales, and readers in Russia today.
Topping 1.15 million hardcovers in a ninth printing, Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’ is predicted by some booksellers to surpass sales of other Trump-related titles.
Fueled by media coverage, journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump administration, Fear, became a No. 1 bestseller in the US before it reached a single customer.