In what Ricardo Franco Levi calls ‘a good year throughout Europe,’ Italy in 2021 broke its own records with a 16-percent industry gain.
The final 2021 report from the Association of American Publishers shows December up 2.8 percent over December 2020, at US$1.1 billion.
‘Il Nuovo Futoro’–the New Future–is the title of this year’s Umberto and Elisabetta Mauri program in bookselling and publishing.
Digital acceleration: Growth outlined in Edinburgh University Press’ annual report includes a 49-percent gain in ebook sales, year over year.
Storytel reports good momentum for its audiobook and ebook streaming services in Poland, Russia, and Turkey—and less so in the Netherlands.
The Association of American Publishers finds international backing for its lawsuit of Maryland’s new library digital book licensing law.
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.