German publishers see marginal 2015 sales rise

German publishers see marginal 2015 sales rise

German booksellers and publishers did not have a stellar year in 2015 but they fared better than had been expected. While the trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels will not release statistical data until later in the spring, the new ranking of the largest publishing companies has just been published, serving as an indicator how the publishing industry fared.

According to the data compiled by trade paper buchreport, the top 100 publishers managed sales of €5.71bn between them, up marginally by 0.6%. But the overall growth tells only one half of the story: buchreport’s fig...

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