In a ‘steady’ market, NPD sees print sales in the United States decline 1.6 million units in July, typically a month for some losses.
Amid news of the NPD-IRI merger, NPD BookScan reports US print holding at 6 percent below 2021’s level in the week ending July 23.
‘Our workforce must reflect the society we live in,’ reads Penguin Random House’s frank new report on US staff and contributor demographics.
Year-to-date hardback revenues were down 7.5 percent in May at US$1.2 billion, paperbacks up 8.7 percent for $1.3 billion.
The largest children’s book and educational publisher sees continued growth in its own school-based book fairs, and revenue-per-fair.
The Spanish book market is reporting revenues of €2.5 billion in 2021, a gain of 5.6 percent over 2020, and book sales of 174 million units.
Our Rights Roundup features titles from France, Greece, Finland, India and the United States–and some statistics from Germany.
With COVID-19 outbreaks and tough lockdowns, China’s January-to-June book market growth rate fell back, all sales channels impacted.
Despite a 4.2-percent step back in book sales, Italy’s industry sees a 14.7-percent gain over the same period of 2019.
The American book market, in NPD’s report, ‘maintained its strength in June, adding 1.8 million print units over the previous five weeks.’