While audiobook sales grow, the AAP’s new report show children’s book sales struggling and declines in education and scholarly revenues.
Days before it goes on sale, Bob Woodward’s new book from Simon & Schuster tops retail listings, buoyed by an op-ed from inside an embattled Trump White House, and making robust foreign rights sales.
‘Underlying operating revenue and profit numbers for Penguin Random House in US dollars have been stable year-over-year,’ Markus Dohle tells PRH staff, following the half-year report from Bertelsmann.
The rapid political news cycle and a big list of Trump-themed political books hitting the market make publishers’ release dates even more important.
Small publishers in Russia see a book market unfairly dominated by large publishing groups and their control over the country’s major bookselling chains.
As book prices rise and children’s books show new energy, the number of new titles on China’s bestseller lists has decreased, with older hits lingering on sales charts.
For all the excitement, tourism, and politically tinged analysis that FIFA’s 21st World Cup brought to Moscow, the books market seems to have come out cheering, too, with international visitors said to be asking for Russian reads.
As the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot Annual is citing, BookNet Canada’s English-language market sees online retail edging up on physical-store retail, though print is flat in the first six months of 2018.
A new study finds that Romanian publishers have increased book sales by releasing Romanian translations of foreign books parallel to launches in other key markets.
The Russian ebook distributor LitRes reports 45-percent growth year-over-year in ebook sales for the first half of this year. And Storytel, which ended its first year in May in the market, cites digital access over vast distances as a driver.