Automated bookselling, Becoming and a Brilliant Friend buoy global trade in 2018

Automated bookselling, Becoming and a Brilliant Friend buoy global trade in 2018

Non-fiction propelled sales in many markets, with strong growth in China and gains in Australia, Germany, Spain and the US, but contractions in France and Italy. Book trade publications from those countries share their view of 2018.

The US
Source: Publishers Weekly
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) reported publisher revenue as flat through the first 11 months of 2018. However, unit sales of print books rose 1.3% year on year at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. According to BookScan, which tracks 80%–85% of print sales, units topped 695 million in the 52 weeks to 29th Dece...

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