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.
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.
n English-language Canadian publishing, Booknet reports a major jump of interest expressed by respondents in graphic narratives.
Moving from EPUB 3.2 to EPUB 3.3 ‘does not require any changes to current publication workflows,’ the W3C working group says.
In books for adults as a sub-category, audio surpassed ebooks for the first time, according to February’s StatShot.
A Publishing Perspectives exclusive: Beat Technology’s newest platform is an audiobook and ebook app for Sweden’s Adlibris book retailer.
The ebook and audiobook distributor Bookwire opens its presence in a seventh country, looking to the United States for new business.