*+-Richard Mollet, CEO of the Publishers Association, reports that 2014 UK publishing revenues were £4.3 billion, with 44% coming from export markets.
*+-Publishers in the Middle East describe how they are trying to get around daily challenges, in particular falling book sales, resulting from instability.
*+-Buenos Aires, with 2.8 million people, has 734 bookstores, or 25 for every 100,000 people — the highest per capita in the world.
*+-The Publishers Association released statistics about the UK book publishing industry that show a stable market and increased digital and export sales.
*+-Though the annual jólabókaflóð (Christmas Book Flood) is a tradition, Icelandic publishers are rethinking the logic of pushing so many book out at once.
*+-In Romania, online sales now account for 20% of the $110 million book market, with interest in ebooks and English-language titles also on the rise.
*+-After failing with traditional publishing, thriller writer Mark Dawson has struck gold with Amazon KDP, selling more than 300,000 copies of his novels.
*+-The AAP reports book sales for 2014 rose 4.9% to $15.72 billion compared to 2013, driven by children’s and YA books, up 20.8% to $1.9 billion for the year.
*+-The Guardian reviews the results of a survey that suggests ‘self-publishing helps women break through the book industry’s glass ceiling.’
*+-Ronald Schild, CEO at Germany’s MVB, discusses developments in German ebook sales — which still command just a single digit market share — and the Tolino ebook platform.