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  • Book Sales Rose in Spain in 2021

    Domestic gains more than offset losses in export markets for Spanish publishers.

  • A Third of Canadians Read Daily

    A survey from BookNet Canada found 33% of Canadians reported having read a book daily, while half of all Canadians read at least part of one book per week last year, while the number listening to books on their smartphone doubled.

  • Book Sales Slide Across Europe in First Half of 2022

    After strong growth in 2021, book sales for the first half of 2022 are down 3% in Germany, nearly 6% in France, and 4.2% in Italy, as consumer confidence has wavered.

  • Ingram to Launch Wholesale Business in U.K.

    Ingram is launching a new wholesale business in the U.K. Since the closing of Bertrams in 2020, Gardners has been the lone U.K. wholesaler. Ingram hopes to start a full service operation in September.

  • Harassment of Thai Publisher Worries IPA

    Thai publisher Thanapol Eawsakul, editor-in-chief of the political academic publisher Same Sky Books, was arrested for violating "national security." Though he was released, it is the latest episode in worrisome harassment of the publisher by Thai authorities.

  • Europe Approves Measure to Fight Digital Piracy, Disinformation

    The European Parliament passed the Digital Services Act, which aims to battle digital piracy and make online platforms more accountable for disinformation. The Federation of European Publishers said the legislation doesn't go far enough.

  • Book Sales Rebounded in 2021 in Taiwan

    After falling 2.8% in 2020, book sales in Taiwan increased 5% last year, to NT$20.04 billion (about $690 million). Sales growth was aided by a nearly 65% jump in book output in 2021 over 2020, with 57,710 new titles published in 2021.

  • Candlewick Grows Its Spanish-Language Publishing Program

    With 50 Spanish-language titles and counting, the publisher says sales for its list were up 30% in 2021.

  • JIBF Holds Memorable Week-Long Book Forum

    Several hundred international book publishing professionals and authors gathered in mid-May for the newest edition of the biennial Jerusalem International Book Forum.

  • The War’s Toll on Ukrainian Publishers

    An online survey of the Ukrainian book market, conducted through early April, found that nearly 10% of publishers in the country have been forced to stop operations.

  • Hindi Novel 'Tomb of Sand' Wins International Booker

    'Tomb of Sand,' written by Geetanjali Shree and translated from the Hindi by Daisy Rockwell, won the 2022 International Booker Prize for Translated Fiction. The book is published by Tilted Axis Press.

  • Wattpad Continues to Evolve After Acquisition by Naver

    Nearly a year after selling Wattpad to Korea’s Naver, Wattpad co-founder Allen Lau is transitioning to a new role of executive advisor for Naver subsidiary Webtoon. Wattpad president Jeanne Lam reflects on the evolution of the company he's leaving behind.

  • Updates on Ukraine: News and Resources for the Publishing Community

    'Publishers Weekly' is looking at the impact on the publishing and literary community, while the 'Millions' is offering first-hand, on-the-ground reportage from its correspondent in Ukraine. We will update this resource page regularly to enable you to donate directly to support Ukraine.

  • War Sparks Interest in Ukrainian Poetry

    Christine Lysnewycz Holbert—the director of independent nonprofit poetry publisher Lost Horse Press and a daughter of Ukrainian refugees who came to the U.S. after WWII—discusses the press's Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series.

  • Booktopia CEO to Step Down After Poor Results

    Booktopia CEO Tony Nash announced he will step down from the role after the Australian online bookseller saw earnings plunge 63% in the nine-month period ended March 30, despite a growth in sales.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair Raises Funds for Ukraine

    The Frankfurt Book Fair has begun collecting money to be given to the Ukrainian Booksellers and Publishers Association to support relief efforts for members impacted by Russia's invasion. It is the latest in a series of aid efforts launched by Frankfurt.

  • Update on Ukraine: Vivat CEO on Wartime Printing, Russian Library Purges, and More

    Vivat Publishing House in Kharkiv held a book event for the Ukrainian translation of Adam Mansbach's 'Go the F*ck to Sleep' last week. Company CEO Julia Orlova spoke with ‘PW’ about how her company has continue to work, the challenges it faces, and the latest strategy in Russia's propaganda war.

  • Spanish-Language Releases: Spring 2022

    Select Spring Spanish-language releases compiled by Ed Nawotka, with descriptions provided by publishers.

  • E.U. Reduces, and in Some Cases Eliminates, VAT on Books

    The European Union's Economic and Financial Affairs Council has adopted a new directive on value-added tax rates. Under the directive, VAT on books and e-books, as well as on some other goods and services, will be reduced or eliminated in the union.

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