Alarms raised in many parts of the publishing value change–and from many markets–tell of a deepening crisis.
AAP StatShot June 2022: The US Market Down 1.2 Percent, Year Over Year
Year to date: AAP’s StatShot shows the first six months of of 2022 almost flat for the trade in the USA, down a modest 1.6 percent.
Spain Reports Book Market Growth in 2021: Up 5.6 Percent
The Spanish book market is reporting revenues of €2.5 billion in 2021, a gain of 5.6 percent over 2020, and book sales of 174 million units.
Italian Publishers: A Small Setback in January-June Sales
Despite a 4.2-percent step back in book sales, Italy’s industry sees a 14.7-percent gain over the same period of 2019.
The German Book Market in 2021: Turnover Up 3.5 Percent
Challenges: First half of 2022, the German market has a sales shortfall of 11.1 percent in the local book trade compared to 2019.
An ADIBF Interview: Digital in Dubai, Sail Publishing Masters the Transition
Iman Ben Chaibah launched Sail Publishing 12 years ago as an ebook-first company. She’s since added print books and an online store.
Abu Dhabi Book Fair: ‘Shutting Down’ Copyright Violators
As Sheikh bin Zayed allocates millions of dirhams for books at Abu Dhabi’s fair, the show announces action against copyright violators.
Venice’s 39th Mauri School, Part Two: A ‘Perfect Companion’
From the publishers on our Mauri School panel, Stefano Mauri and Andrew Franklin, new takes on the book business and the Web.
Sharjah’s New Booksellers’ Conference Debuts This Month
The Sharjah Book Authority’s new Booksellers Conference runs parallel to the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival this month.
Awards: London Book Fair Names International Excellence Shortlists
Seventeen nations are represented in eight categories, with Greece making its debut in International Excellence Awards competition.