While Nielsen says reading declined ‘slightly’ in the pandemic year, the UK’s World Book Day emphasis is on family reading with youngsters.
The digital distributor reports a rise in audiobook titles of 123 percent in 2020 over the previous year. Print-on-demand advanced 18 percent.
Reading aloud is ‘a way of making reading visible,’ says Scholastic’s Pam Allyn, founder of the LitWorld nonprofit.
The latest survey results from France’s publishers cites respondents saying they’ve read more during the market’s two lockdowns, younger readers taking the lead.
A new survey from French book publishers indicates that users in lockdown were more interested in reading and adopted more digital formats.
During the Frankfurt Book Fair, Bookwire released the results of its new German consumer survey on audio content and ebook consumption.
Vowing to address its own workforce demographics, Penguin Random House releases a Global Social Impact site on corporate responsibility.
The Association of Italian Publishers expresses support for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s decision to cancel its physical exhibition and cheers funding for small presses.
Even as Europe’s reported contraction is analyzed by economists, new funding for small publishers in Italy adds to an improving outlook for books.
Italian publishers see ‘encouraging signs of an upturn,’ as data from Nielsen and Informazioni Editoriali shows revenue losses were cut in half in July.