New data from GfK indicates a 7.0-percent drop in the number of Germany’s ebook buyers, January through June 2023.
Year-to-date, the United States’ industry’s trade revenues were down 1.8 percent, at US$4.8 billion for the first seven months of the year.
The University Press Library platform at Germany’s De Gruyter now hosts scholarly content from all 17 Canadian university presses.
The Basel-based Karger, founded in 1890, has partnered with the UK’s Kortext on an NHS-England digital publishing program.
The year’s first half showed US book sales up, but June revenue was down 0.9%, at $4.1 billion; children’s and YA were down 6.3%.
The proposed consent judgment in publishers’ Internet Archive lawsuit is made permanent but leaves some concerned about a limitation.
In the US, sales of books for adults and education were up in May, as children’s books slid again, per AAP’s StatShot.
The German book market faces a perplexing set of circumstances, resulting in an overall performance down -1.9 percent in 2022.
AAP’s StatShot shows the United States market’s trade revenues were down 2.0 percent in the first four months, at US$2.8 billion.
The AAP StatShot figures for March 2023 arrive with trade revenues up 0.2 percent for the month of March, 1.1 percent year-to-date.