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IPA releases report on global publishing markets

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has released its annual report on global publishing markets. The survey of 42 countries has found mostly negative growth in the book markets of wealthier countries, while ‘most emerging economies have seen an expansion in the book sector, as emerging middle class populations embrace books and reading for both educational and entertainment purposes’. The report also notes that growing ebook sales, notably in US and UK, are producing new distribution patterns, ‘as ebooks facilitate exports, not just to other countries with a native English speaking population, but also to all other territories with a readership that embraces (second language) English reading’. Read the full report here.



Category: International news