A report from the Italian Publishers Association names low readership as its ‘problem of problems’ and vows to address the country’s shrinking readership.
First time in more than two years: the Association of American Publishers ‘ monthly StatShot report shows an increase in ebook sales in the US.
Nielsen Book’s Andre Breedt sees more change ahead for international publishing. Here’s a preview of his talk at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s flagship conference on October 10.
In what seems to be inconclusive research work in Warsaw, taking pirated book copies out of the market doesn’t appear to mean more legitimate book sales.
From the Business Standard: Long asked-for by publishers, retailers, and readers, the first Hindi bestseller list is out from Nielsen and Dainik Jagran.
Ahead of France’s program as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt in October, a Parisian editor talks about how political distractions may be slowing book sales.
As our China Bestseller Lists for July go to press, OpenBook’s conference in Beijing has put the 2016 value of the Chinese books market at US$21 billion.
From Scroll.in: Consumers in India are presented, as in other countries with sometimes conflicting bestselling book lists.
‘We cling on to the idea that the UK is so different from all the other countries.’ And change, says Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin, is a new constant.
From the VOA: Amid tough economic times in South Africa, consumers are supporting a growing number of used book stores, avoiding new-book prices.