From the VOA: Amid tough economic times in South Africa, consumers are supporting a growing number of used book stores, avoiding new-book prices.
Tested by years of economic struggles, Malaysian publisher Arief Hakim watches for signs of benefit in change. It’s been ‘a perfect storm,’ he says.
The Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program cites preliminary indications that its 1,202 publishers saw $2.33 billion in revenue in Q1.
In Canada, BookNet’s check on sales shows ebooks a bit up, In the UK, a new author day is announced by London Book Fair and the US-based Writer’s Digest.
From Russia Behind the Headlines: Pushkin may be “everything,” but in 2016, reported print runs indicate that Korney Chukovsky won Russian kids’ top reads.
Two new reports from the UK’s Academic Book of the Future call for stakeholders in academic publishing tto formalize their collaboration in order to make advancements and improvements.
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.