‘A brutal pattern has become firmly established,’ reads the new Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club white paper on the international industry.
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.
Toronto-based Kobo and Seattle’s Amazon are neck-and-neck in Canadian publishers’ use of ebook retailers, BookNet Canada finds, in a new 2016 survey.
Even as an acquisition transfers financial control of Sweden’s Akademibokhandeln chain, reading-trend figures paint a concerning picture.
As BookExpo’s conference programming looks at the new centricity of consumer data, ReedPOP hits ‘reset’ on mission priorities and approach.
Citing a 110-percent jump in sales in Latin America and 41 percent growth in Spain, a new report sees digital as a key to the Spanish markets’ turnaround.
Reports in Russia describe a 60-percent growth in ebook sales last year, and analysts say digital formats may grow at 30 to 50 percent for years to come.
In his Global Ebook Report this year, Rüdiger Wischenbart looks at how the disparate realities in world markets add up to no cohesive single interpretation.
The culprit-of-choice for the new report’s ‘downturn’ in e-reading is ‘screen fatigue.’ And the usual confusion follows a data-challenged overview.