Italy’s publishers are joined by their bookselling and library colleagues in an effort to make COVID-era library funding perpetual.
Between January 1 and June 30, Penguin Random House saw its international revenues rise by 9 percent year over year, to €2.1 billion.
The annual report from Spain’s publishers describes a 10th consecutive year of growth for the country’s book market, at €2.7 billion.
The German book market faces a perplexing set of circumstances, resulting in an overall performance down -1.9 percent in 2022.
French publishers report that unit sales fell in 2022 by -7.7 percent over those sales in 2021. Editorial production was down by -2.9 percent.
In its first fully physical iteration since 2019, Beijing International Book Fair reports that it drew some 200,000 attendees in four days.
Running four days starting June 15, the 29th Beijing International Book Fair is to be staged at the National Convention Center.
Ahead of this week’s Readmagine, Dosdoce’s Javier Celaya issues a new report on Spanish-language audiobooks and ebooks in 2022.
Still 8.6 percent above 2019’s total revenues, the US market in 2022 was 2.6 percent below 2021’s revenue level, the AAP reports.
Ricardo Franco Levi has resigned as Italy’s commissioner to the 2024 Frankfurt guest of honor program. He remains president of the Federation of European Publishers.