The second international event in the PublisHer series featured performance, discussion, and networking at the International Publishers Association’s ‘Africa Rising’ seminar in Nairobi.
‘We need a true national book policy that recognizes the importance of reliable data,’ Isabelle Kassi Fofana will tell the IPA’s Africa Seminar in Nairobi.
Currently, Nielsen Book tracks books sales data in one African country, but Andre Breedt says there are plans to expand sales tracking across the continent.
The widely accepted ‘3-percent rule’ of translated literature in English-language markets may be changing, as Nielsen Book reports trend more translated books published in the UK.
New insights into the US market, previously not visible to researchers, are coming to light now as NPD’s new BookScan License Reporting Service comes up to speed, tracking more than 4,000 licenses and more than 10,000 ISBNs weekly.
Roughly 60 Specsaver Bestsellers were fêted overnight (January 25) at London’s May Fair Hotel, with Nielsen Book determining which titles sold 250,000, 500,000, and 1 million units in 2017.
In humor and praise, Nielsen Book’s Mo Siewcharran is remembered in London as someone ‘who always saw the bigger picture.’
Nielsen Book’s Andre Breedt sees more change ahead for international publishing. Here’s a preview of his talk at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s flagship conference on October 10.
Three gold certifications and one platinum go to big-selling UK novelist Victoria Hislop in the Specsavers Bestseller Awards, in partnership with Nielsen Book.
The German-born British children’s writer Judith Kerr is now a member of the Platinum Bestseller club, awarded the honor by Specsavers and Nielsen Book.