With only a few more shopping days until Christmas, German booksellers are happy with holiday book sales so far – and there might be greater things to come.
The Icelandic publishing industry has a somewhat extreme emphasis on the holiday sales push, with Jólabókaflóð this year carrying more than 840 titles.
After losses of almost €556 million, Italy’s book publishing market grew in 2015 and 2016 for the first time since 2010, according to the Italian Publishers Association.
A BookNet Canada study reveals growing sales and library circulation of audiobooks, but consumers are having some problems finding the audiobooks they want.
Amid rising audiobook sales, the FutureBook Conference’s focus on the sector offered upbeat statistics and audience demographics.
Citing a market value estimated at €36 billion to €38 billion, the European book publishing statistics report from FEP counts 575,000 titles published.
In 2016, 38% of Germans plan to spend €39 giving books as gifts this holiday season, according to GfK, with the potential to exceed last year’s sales.
Previewing the audiobook track at the FutureBook conference, we look at sales statistics and predictions from Michele Cobb at the Audio Publishers Association.
With Brazil still immersed in an economic crisis, Brazilian publishers attend the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico to make deeper connections across Latin America.
In a consistent German book market, the Boersenverein reports rising ebook sales by volume, but lower prices are driving down revenue from digital products.