The downturn in print book sales in Russia may have been as deep as between 50 and 70 percent, according to editor Svetlana Zorin.
Trade sales in the USA were up 5.7 percent in November 2021, at $990.4 million, according to the Association of American Publishers’ report.
ECOFIN’S adoption of a new allowance for VAT reductions means EU member-states have an option to lower taxation on books and more.
The signals are looking good for the United States’ trade, as it enters the last quarter of 2021, per the October StatShot report.
Urban revitalization efforts and funding opportunities for publishers are encouraged by the Börsenverein as the country’s political parties debate initiatives.
Among the first children’s publishers to achieve Benetech’s accreditation, Annick Press stresses that ‘diversity’ includes access.
The focus of Poland’s MT Biznes is on small companies’ needs. A title the house has translated for sales in the UK has gone well.
AAP’s Maria A. Pallante praises ‘the incredible dedication and innovation of the industry’ in a remarkable year’s outcome.
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.