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.
Bologna Focus: Italy’s €283 Million Children’s Book Market
At Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the AIE and Bologna Book Plus will look at young readers’ growing place in the Italian market.
Nielsen BookData Opens BookScan Tracking in Colombia
Amid calls for better and more comparable data among publishing markets, Nielsen’s BookData makes a timely expansion in Colombia.
AAP StatShot: Overall US Market Down 6.4 Percent in 2022
In the month of December 2022, the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot saw a 10-percent decline over December 2021.
China’s Book Market in 2022: An 11.77-Percent Decline
Overall book sales in China decreased in 2022, but online sales driven by TikTok and other short-video platforms are growing rapidly.
NPD BookScan Sees 2023 US Book Market ‘Off to a Solid Start’
US backlist book sales grew in January, according to NPD Bookscan, with adult fiction helping to offset sagging adult nonfiction.