International book markets make 'significant' gains in first half of 2021

International book markets make 'significant' gains in first half of 2021

International book markets have made significant gains in the first half of 2021, defying the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey carried out by charts and market research data supplier GfK Entertainment.

The survey showed a "significant increase" in sales both compared to the same period last year and the first six months of 2019, when no lockdowns were yet in place. GfK's research showed revenues increased by more than a third for some territories in the space of a year, with Brazil seeing an increase of 33.4% and Spain's rising 38.3%. Compared to two years previous...

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