Statistics from the publishers association show that German ebook sales have stabilized, with prices dropping year over year, and print sales are up.
In Brazil this past April and May, 17.34% of all books sold were coloring books — a genre which has dominated the bestseller lists for months.
High inflation offset gains, leading to a 5.16% decline for the Brazilian book market in 2014, which totaled just US$2.03 billion.
The German Bookseller and Publishers Association presents statistics for the German book market 2014. Sales are up in nonfiction and at physical bookstores.
With £58 million in sales and 5% of the UK book market in 2014, self-publishing is gaining further acceptance with readers, reports Nielsen.
A new study by the National Literacy Trust in the UK reveals that among students studying for their GCSEs, girls are more likely to read online than boys.
China offers significant opportunities for English-language writers, says a new report produced by Nesta, The Literary Platform and Douban Read.
Richard Mollet, CEO of the Publishers Association, reports that 2014 UK publishing revenues were £4.3 billion, with 44% coming from export markets.
Buenos Aires, with 2.8 million people, has 734 bookstores, or 25 for every 100,000 people — the highest per capita in the world.
Tong Zhilei of ChineseAll.com discusses ebooks, UGC, and the evolution of digital publishing in China, growing at 40% each year, and valued at $40 billion.