Czech publishers see gains in 2016’s market performance but are concerned about stubbornly high VAT rates and falling book prices.
A substantial 18-point lag in male students’ performance compared to female students’ in the new 5-year PIRLS report on reading literacy from UNESCO, IEA.
Following Italy’s energetic reading campaign in October, the #IoLeggoPerché (Why I Read) project, AIE cheers new Senate support for library tax credits.
China bestsellers: As publisher-owned bookstores are on the rise, so are “shared bookstores” where customers are allowed to borrow books.
Showing upticks for both adults and children’s/YA book sectors, US book sales look good for the first half of 2017–if adjustments don’t change things.
Looking to attract stakeholders and financial contributions, BookMap, an effort to gather and analyze global book publishing data, is launched.
A report from the Italian Publishers Association names low readership as its ‘problem of problems’ and vows to address the country’s shrinking readership.
As the Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2018 Guest of Honor country, Georgia is already seeing more translations of its literature into other languages.
In a market of 197 million people and a strong youthful contingent, Pakistan’s industry is looking to expand December’s Karachi International Book Fair.
First time in more than two years: the Association of American Publishers ‘ monthly StatShot report shows an increase in ebook sales in the US.