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.
At China’s Asian Bookstore Forum in Xi’an, researchers cited a sharp shift, book sales moving quickly away from physical stores and over to online retail.
In Dosdoce’s new study, American publishers’ interest in producing Spanish-language audiobooks is seen as rising rapidly.
The publishers’ association in Riga is mounting a new bid to ease the country’s VAT rates on books, after enduring sharp hikes and only modest decreases.
In another period of double-digit growth for China’s book market, children’s books are the largest category by sales and online retail is still growing.