Parallel to a Texas law aimed at bookstores, the French government seeks to limit sales of a YA novel, Manu Causse’s Bien trop petit.
In the US, sales of books for adults and education were up in May, as children’s books slid again, per AAP’s StatShot.
Seventy years after being written, the ‘Freedom to Read Statement’ has been reissued amid efforts at book bannings in the United States.
AAP’s StatShot shows the United States market’s trade revenues were down 2.0 percent in the first four months, at US$2.8 billion.
PublisHer’s Bodour Al Qasimi leads the opening of a Korean chapter in Seoul, advancing women ‘without having to change who we are.’
The AAP StatShot figures for March 2023 arrive with trade revenues up 0.2 percent for the month of March, 1.1 percent year-to-date.
The Association of American Publishers is taking legal action in Arkansas and Texas in cases related to banning books in libraries and bookstores.
The Audio Publishers Association finds in its annual report that audiobook sales generated $1.8 billion in the United States in 2022.
Still 8.6 percent above 2019’s total revenues, the US market in 2022 was 2.6 percent below 2021’s revenue level, the AAP reports.
In books for adults as a sub-category, audio surpassed ebooks for the first time, according to February’s StatShot.