Review of the year: International and libraries

Review of the year: International and libraries

Looking at various markets across the world, members of the British book trade might think themselves rather lucky. Yes, things are tough in Blighty, but many territories across the globe are struggling mightily with deep declines in physical book sales without much of a digital rise to fill the gaps.

This information has been gathered from eight Nielsen BookScan territories, with supplementary information gathered by publishing consultant Ruediger Wischenbart. If there is an overriding theme, it is one of contraction. Of the seven BookScan territories with year-on-year comparisons—Nie...

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