Looking ahead to customer-driven publishing and expanding international outreach, CNS chairman Peng Bo has held his business steady during the challenges of the pandemic.
In 2020, the report says, more than 71,000 audiobooks were published in the States, up 39 percent over 2019.
Trade books (consumer titles) were up 34.2 percent in March, and 24.9 percent year-to-date in the American market.
A new digital publishing report based on Bookwire’s Spanish-language customers cautions the book industry on ‘What We Need To Learn.’
In January and February, ebooks were up 20.4 percent and downloadable audio was up 23.7 percent over 2020.
A series of virtual rights meetings and presentations featuring some 75 French publishers, BIEF’s French Week is set for May 17 to 28.
Data now being collected for a third year shows a distinct migration of Italian book sales from physical bookstores to online retail.
Strong book sales continue in Q1 of 2021, with print sales up 29 percent in the US. And in 2020, ebook sales increased by 17 percent.
In an 11th survey, the French book business sees continued adoption of digital book formats, confirming the ‘digital acceleration’ in the pandemic.
Widening its newly announced Scribd Audio program, the subscription service announces new Spanish-language audiobooks for its Mexican users.