‘The UK government must ensure that the national policy framework is favorable toward writers and other creative practitioners,’ says the Society of Authors in its new policy statement on Brexit.
Sometimes called ‘direct export,’ the best route to markets in Europe for Québec’s publishers may be through European booksellers–and agile ground teams to get their attention.
Spain’s publishers say they sold €58 million in books to the Mexican market alone in 2017, making Latin America ‘the first destination outside our borders.’
‘The share of income from rights has steadily increased from 72 percent in 2013 to 80 percent in 2016,’ says the UK’s Publishers Association, in a report released this summer.
The Publishers Association released 2017 statistics on the UK book market, emphasizing strong export sales and the book industry’s economic contribution ahead of Brexit.
From the Frankfurt Book Fair Summer Academy, book industry consultant Iryna Baturevych offers an insider look at post-Soviet book markets and the international ambitions of publishers working there.
Peruvian publishing is enjoying record growth thanks to zero VAT on books, increased exports and investment, more government purchases and a rising literary profile.
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.