BookNet Canada’s 2017 report on the country’s English-language market shows fiction unit sales dipping by 8 percent—and Rupi Kaur’s work powering a 79-percent increase in poetry sales.
In its latest market report, Slovakia’s publishers’ association says the overall book market was worth up to €110 million (US$135.3 million) in 2016. Fiction rose to 27 percent of those sales.
With some 4,000 titles produced annually and a yearly budget of some €4.5 million, the Slovenian Book Agency will organize Slovenia’s 2022 Guest of Honor program at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.
‘The Power of Reading’ is the message to Taiwan’s consumer base at this year’s Taipei International Book Exhibition, while Frankfurter Buchmesse’s professional program there examines changes in business, markets, and sales.
Figures from OpenBook’s ‘Reading X’ conference show that promising growth for the market, including a big uptick in online book sales in 2017.
More than a quarter of the roughly 15,000 ebooks available in Czech are on the newly launched Bookport subscription platform, with more titles coming.
BookNet Canada reports that backlist book sales were strong in the English Canadian market in 2017, showing two percent growth in sales and accounting for two of the top five bestsellers.
The Shenzhen Reading Forum has issued their list of 10 most popular children’s books in China for 2017, as the children’s book sector in China continues to grow.
‘Overall the books selling well’ in the UK ‘are not literary,’ Arts Council England’s commissioned report from the Canelo team announces.
Czech publishers see gains in 2016’s market performance but are concerned about stubbornly high VAT rates and falling book prices.