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.
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.
Some 32 percent of respondents in Italy tell publishers that news consumption replaced their reading time during the pandemic.
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.
A report commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT.
As much as 30 percent of typical annual reading gains may not be carried into schoolwork in the autumn, says an NWEA report, as the COVID-19 pandemic affects US education.