Publishers are challenged by declining book markets, a changing readership drifting away from books, as much as new competition from other content and formats – AND by the messy data that are available to build a realistic assessment of what is going on in the first place. And yet, book statistics are seen as a […]

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How is the book business doing? Throughout the industry, this is a popular question around this time of the year. Particularly in non-English language markets, I am often puzzled by the creativity in most answers, to avoid controversy, and find a good ending to any story around the thorny issue. When the Federation of European […]

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The¬†Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, which has been updated every year since 2007, currently represents¬†50 companies¬†that each report revenues from publishing of over 150 m‚ā¨ (or 200 m US$). The Global Ranking for the first time is now available as a¬†PDF digital publication, which encompasses: A table ranking the global top¬†50 publishing ventures; Detailed […]

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