54 companies make the annual list of the world’s largest publishing companies by revenue, with Pearson sitting on top with $8.4bn. All together equal $68bn.
Bernat Ruiz Domènech argues that 2 years after launch Spanish e-book platform Libranda hasn’t lived up to its promise — and the big publishers aren’t helping.
At BookExpo America, leaders in Russian children’s publishing discussed some of the problems that plague children’s and YA publishing sector.
A total of 211,269 print and e-book self-published titles were published in 2011, but their publishing methodology make them difficult to put quantify in terms of value.
E-books represent just 0.25% of the Russian book market and growth has been hampered by piracy, legal issues, and reticence, still consumer demand is growing.
The UK Publishers Association released its annual publishing statistics report on the UK market, which found that digital sales are increasing across the industry.
Download a report on the Chinese publishing industry produced by China Publishers Magazine for the London Book Fair 2012.
In 2010 Latin America produced nearly as many books as Spain yet absorbed 20% of Spain’s overall production, while Spain took in just 2% of Latin America’s.
According to the Spanish ISBN Agency, the number of publishers and titles grew significantly in 2011, despite a 66% drop in new print editions.
A new study reveals that pirates are offering tens of thousands of high quality illegally scanned comics in France to meet market demand for digital editions.