Following the release of German book market data from 2018, the country’s publishers turn their attention to issues facing their industry in 2019.
The share of online sales of books could be as high as 35 percent in the Russian market within five years, according to one executive.
With more than 191,000 copies sold, the auto-racing biography of Kimi Räikkönen has entered 2019 as Finland’s biggest bestseller in history and is being published in a fast lane of foreign rights sales.
OpenBook data reveals China’s bestselling authors of 2018, growing online book sales, and the strength of backlist titles.
BookNet Canada releases the country’s bestselling English-language book sales of 2018—for both Canadian authors and overall bestselling titles.
Hardback books benefitted the most from the uptick in trade book revenue, with 28.5-percent growth compared to November 2017.
In Russia, a government plan to provide lower-cost retail sites to independent booksellers at state cultural facilities may help smaller bookstores survive.
Change ‘may be neither necessary nor useful,’ Richard Charkin says, in contemplating the coming year for publishing companies. Skip the strategy meeting.
For a second time in two years, the Association of American Publishers cites a rise in ebook revenues, as downloaded audio charges ahead as the main gainer.
With a combined 576 locations–and reported plans for domestic and international expansion–the Chitai-Gorod Bukvoed bookselling merger predicts strong 2018 sales.