In a market of 197 million people and a strong youthful contingent, Pakistan’s industry is looking to expand December’s Karachi International Book Fair.
First time in more than two years: the Association of American Publishers ‘ monthly StatShot report shows an increase in ebook sales in the US.
Publishing experts in the Philippines offer an inside look at their book market and the international opportunities they see in Southeast Asia and elsewhere.
Larger book publishing companies in Russia attract more government support, say critics, while smaller houses struggle to keep up.
As publishers in Ukraine continue to struggle, the country’s ban on importing Russian-language books has led to decreased consumer demand and fewer titles.
As our China Bestseller Lists for July go to press, OpenBook’s conference in Beijing has put the 2016 value of the Chinese books market at US$21 billion.
Reading ranks fifth in BookNet Canada’s newest survey of respondents’ leisure-time activities, and smartphone reading is on the rise. Thirty-eight percent say their reading increased in the last year.
‘Keep an eye on Danish,’ Open Book and Three Percent’s Chad Post advises. ‘That seems to be the hot language for women writers’ in translation.’
Russia’s book piracy problem seems to be getting worse: in a new survey, two out of three respondents say they believe downloading pirated content is legal.
The Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program cites preliminary indications that its 1,202 publishers saw $2.33 billion in revenue in Q1.