A grim report by the Spanish Publishers’ Guild shows an industry in a downward spiral, with few bright spots and bankruptcies expected later this year.
The UK Publishers Association released its annual publishing statistics report on the UK market, which found that digital sales are increasing across the industry.
What role does the physical copy have in the digital world? For many it does indeed serve as a reminder, a souvenir, of the initial reading experience.
‘Our philosophy is highly-prized and highly-priced,’ says Patrick Neate of UK Book Slam’s first effort at publishing, a £30 hardcover of ‘One for the Trouble.’
Armed with an $1,100 subsidy from the National Committee for Popular Libraries, some 2,000 librarians spent $2.2 million in books at the Buenos Aires Book Fair.
The 2011 stats for Spanish print publishing are down dramatically almost across the board, but Madrid is still anticipating a huge new bookstore in September.
E-books, erotica boost sales, but European economy uncertain as publishers head into the London Book Fair, opening today and running through Wednesday.
Will we be able to read the Brazilian or Moroccan equivalent of Fifty Shades of Grey anytime soon? And, perhaps of even more importance, will it sell?
Any bookstore can sell you books you didn’t know you wanted to buy, but the best are able to sell you books you didn’t ‘remember’ you wanted to buy.
The media conglomerate reports net sales at 7,657 million euros down 3.9%. However, the group saw growth in US and e-book sales throughout 2011.