Co-edition publishing is on the rise in Italy this year, as is the number of foreign rights Italian publishers have sold abroad, according to a new report from the Associazione Italiana Editori.
Total US book sales in 2019 so far reached $11.4 billion, an increase of 4 percent over the same timeframe in 2018, per the Association of American Publishers.
China’s bestselling books of September reflect celebrations of the People’s Republic’s 70th National Day and the opening of the autumn school semester.
With 107 bookstores worldwide, Kinokuniya’s director of import and distribution, Hiroshi Sogo, gives us his international bookselling insights.
Even as many parts of Europe have seen an easing of VAT rates on digital reading, Moscow is planning to raise its tax rate on books.
In Russia, book prices are rising as production and sales slow, according to figures cited by the 102-year-old Russian Book Chamber.
With the People’s Republic’s 70th National Day on October 1–and the end of summer’s school lists–books on the regime and ‘light fiction’ rise.
Citing 37 percent of revenue from frontlist titles, 63 independent bookstores with 80 locations respond to BookNet Canada’s new report.
Combined digital formats comprised 22.3 percent of reported US trade publishing revenue, in the first six months of this year, according to StatShot data.
‘We should never underestimate the role of unanticipated good fortune’ in publishing success, writes book publisher Richard Charkin.