Storytel reports seeing a rise in audiobook downloads in Russia by 45 percent in the last year. LitRes leads market.
German publishers say that robust ebook performance last year and this year could be impacted by state-subsidized e-lending.
Across the entire US book industry, total revenues in January-to-June 2021 came in at US$6.3 billion, up 18 percent year-to-date.
The September reopening plan for Hachette Book Group is postponed, even as NPD Books charts a good July in US print–but questions ahead.
The co-directors of the Cambridge-based ebook publisher are to stay with the company as Open Road buys it.
The monthly report from the Association of American Publishers sees the United States’ book industry up 23.4 percent year-to-date.
The Association of Publishers in India, with EY-Parthenon, offer a look at the multilingual Indian publishing industry and its challenges.
The new agreement with Bookwire will see the distribution of some 30,000 ebooks and 1,200 audiobooks from Planeta’s Spanish-language catalogue.
The downturns of April 2020 lead to strong comparative showings by the US industry in April 2021 in the new StatShot report from AAP.
The latest ‘Digital Consumer Book Barometer’ includes statistics from Italy, the German-language markets, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and French-language Canada.