In 2012, global ebook retailers descended on Brazil. This year, the big story is about education and the shift to digital books in schools.
Ebooks remain less than 1% of the market in India, but ‘even the niche in India is a big number,’ says the regional director for Kobo — which is launching ‘soon.’
A new NEA survey says that 55% of Americans read at least one book a year, with 47% reading literature. Men are reading less and Americans aged 65+ read the most.
Title production hit 56,000 copies for the first six months of 2012, though overall sales are lower, according to news out of this year’s Moscow International Book Fair.
A new survey of Japanese readers shows seniors are more open to young people to using electronic books. We explore the reasons why this may be.
With reports showing ebook sales growth is in serious decline, Nicholas Carr examines possible reasons why and wonders if tablets aren’t to blame.
As punishment for price-fixing, the DOJ is demanding Apple reinstate buy buttons on competitors’ apps. Is the punishment too much, appropriate, or irrelevant?
Russia supplies 90% of the books in the Ukraine, but the government wants to change this by investing over $60 million to support the indigenous book business.
Hit by inflation and lower government purchases, Brazil’s book market shrank by 2.64% last year, the worst decline in real value since 2002.
Challenged by shrinking sales and online piracy, Poland’s publishing industry aims to mitigate losses with more stringent price regulation, reports Jaroslaw Adamowski.