There may be clues in the metadata behind an apparent yearlong downturn in US thriller and suspense sales, even as women authors rise in the category.
The US market is ‘currently 57.2 million units head of 2020, and 83.0 million units ahead of 2019,’ says NPD Books’ Kristen McLean.
Juvenile nonfiction in the American market ran 23-percent higher in 2020 than in 2019, says NPD’s Kristen McLean in a look at the sector.
The September reopening plan for Hachette Book Group is postponed, even as NPD Books charts a good July in US print–but questions ahead.
A new study of the book market in Spain shows consumers are reading more during the pandemic lockdown, buying more books online, and still prefer print over digital.
Politically related biography and memoir gained, and children’s print gained 12 percent over the second quarter of 2019 in unit sales.
Nielsen Book’s extensive survey of India’s consumer behavior in and after lockdowns reveals shifts in the time spent reading–and listening–for publishers.
To raise awareness of book production, Colombia’s publishers and the Bogotá book fair are educating consumers in hopes of curbing piracy.
Costing the books industry as much as €528 million, piracy is a major target for Italian book and news publishers in 2020.
In a new report, the International Publishers Association finds that higher VAT rates on books can have a negative impact on book sales, education and copyright.