Spain’s financial crisis and slump in book sales has led Spanish-language publishers to focus on Latin America, with agents bypassing Spain to sell rights directly in the region.
This week’s edition looks at how online author communities promote members’ books, the pros and cons of physical bookstores, and the steadily growing Kindle market.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, the Italian Publishers Association presented statistics about Italy’s book market.
Lena Dunham, creator of HBO’s Girls, signed a $3.7 million book deal with Random House. Rob Spillman says it is emblematic of all that is wrong with corporate publishing today.
Australian book sales have plunged 10% in 2012, but e-book sales are finally taking off, writes Andrew Wilkins.
Sales of erotica books are up 192% and romance is up 384% so far this year in the UK.
E-book sales are booming in the UK, according to the Publishers Association, making the UK Booksellers Association deal to sell Kobo e-books all the more urgent.
Bookboon.com surveyed college students in the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark, and found 75% in the US didn’t buy required textbooks.
By focusing on the value end of the print market, children’s books and international sales, UK’s Igloo books has managed to double in size despite recession.
The Booksellers Association in the UK has launched a search engine that allows you to search for bookstores in your area, whether independent or chain.