A new study finds that Romanian publishers have increased book sales by releasing Romanian translations of foreign books parallel to launches in other key markets.
In 2017, the US book publishing industry reported revenues of $26.2 billion, according to the Association of American Publishers report, StatShot
The Publishers Association released 2017 statistics on the UK book market, emphasizing strong export sales and the book industry’s economic contribution ahead of Brexit.
The Russian ebook distributor LitRes reports 45-percent growth year-over-year in ebook sales for the first half of this year. And Storytel, which ended its first year in May in the market, cites digital access over vast distances as a driver.
The political debate is paying off for publishers of political books, NPD’s data indicates, with major titles leading a nonfiction boost that shows up not just in print but also in ebook sales.
A six-year trend of double-digit growth year-over-year continues, according to the new report for 2017 from the US Audio Publishers Association. Audiobook sales last year totaled more than $2.5 billion.
New insights into the US market, previously not visible to researchers, are coming to light now as NPD’s new BookScan License Reporting Service comes up to speed, tracking more than 4,000 licenses and more than 10,000 ISBNs weekly.
The UK reports that audiobooks are most popular with men 25 to 44, and in Canada, there’s a big jump from 2016 to 2017 in publishers producing audiobooks.
The latest book market statistics from Germany show that flat book sales are being generated by fewer overall book buyers. The Börsenverein calls for a focus on potential readers.
‘Your competitors like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Audible,’ publishers will hear this year at BookExpo and the rival rights fair, ‘are more than willing to fill the gap.’