Borsenverein figures break down Germany's book sales for 2016

Borsenverein figures break down Germany's book sales for 2016

Sales of books and journals in Germany across 2016 were up marginally for the first time since 2013, according to data released by trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels in time for the annual industry conference Buchtage starting tomorrow (13th June) in Berlin. The increase was 1% to €9.28bn. “The market has been stable and innovative amidst massive changes in the media landscape,” commented c.e.o. Alexander Skipis. 

While the overall figure was widely in line with expectations, the breakdown gives brick-and-mortar booksellers reason for concern. Even though they remaine...

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