Dosdoce’s Javier Celaya challenges the Spanish-language publishing industry to expand its share of a fast-widening audio ‘ecosystem.’
Nielsen BookData 2022: A ‘Slight Decline’ in UK Book Sales
In 2022, Nielsen BookData saw a 10-percent fall in ebook volumes in the UK, and a 3-percent drop in print. Audiobooks’ growth slowed.
AAP StatShot: US Book Industry Up 3.5 Percent in January
The first monthly StatShot report from the Association of American Publishers in 2023 shows trade revenues up 3.1 percent in January.
Circana (NPD): US Market Tracks Closely to 2022 Into March
The consumer research company formerly known as NPD has become ‘Circana’ – and spots a political book on a fast rise.
At Bologna: Spain’s Publishers Report Growing Children’s Book Exports
FGEE reports that Spain’s exports of children’s books increased by 3.4 percent, to €24.2 million in 2021, with Mexico as a primary market.
At Bologna: Italy’s Youth Publishing by the Numbers
Titles published for younger readers in Italy rose from 6,165 in 2015 to 8,850 in 2021, per new figures from a quick-read AIE presentation.
Spain’s Leisure-Time Reading Is Up 5.7 Points in 10 Years
The new ‘Barometer of Reading Habits’ in Spain sees younger readers, especially ages 15 to 18, increasing their engagement with books.
NPD Books: Comics and Graphic Novels Slowing in the States
In 2023’s first six weeks, the total US comics and graphic novels market is down 13 percent against 2022’s figures, per NPD’s Kristen McLean.
China Bestsellers in January: A Three-Adaptation Problem
Now with three serial adaptations either on the air or in post-production, Liu Cixin’s ‘The Three-Body Problem’ rockets up the charts.
Sweden’s Storytel Touts Q4 Results in a ‘Truly Remarkable Year’
Audiobook subscription company Storytel cites a 22-percent increase year over year, at 3.2 billion Swedish kronor.