Survey data published yesterday showed that 35% of e-reader owners used their devices only once, while 37% regretted buying an e-reader.
According to a study released recently by the Pew Research Center, 60% of Americans aged 16-29 still use their public library, and 83% read a book in the past year.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, the Italian Publishers Association presented statistics about Italy’s book market.
At Frankfurt’s annual Rights Directors Meeting, Wuping Zhao told the audience that Chinese publishers acquired rights to 15,592 foreign titles in 2011, up from just 1,664 in 1995.
With competitive bookstores, strong sales and three major languages – Hebrew, Arabic and Russian – Israel’s small but vibrant publishing industry is on the rise.
The International Publishers Association has released a Ranking of Global Publishing Markets, with the USA, China, Germany, Japan and France in the top five.
Publishers Launch offers an analysis of recent data and trends from the US e-book market, where the rapid slowdown in growth has been something of a surprise.
Our wide angle survey of the e-book scene in Germany finds the e-book market at 6.2% of sales, but growth in demand, devices and titles promises more to come.
A grim report by the Spanish Publishers’ Guild shows an industry in a downward spiral, with few bright spots and bankruptcies expected later this year.
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.