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German book market revenue up 1.4% in 2019

German trade publication Börsenblatt has reported that revenue in the German book market in 2019 grew by 1.4% on the previous year.

According to an English-language report in Publishing Perspectives, revenue from nonfiction book sales was up by 4.9% on 2018, while in the children’s and young adult category revenue grew by 4.6%. Self-help increased by 3%, while fiction was down marginally, by 0.8%.

Börsenblatt partnered with media research company Media Control to collect data from 6550 retailers, covering over 88% of the German book market.

German diet book The Diet Compass (Bas Kast, C. Bertelsmann) was the top-selling nonfiction book in 2019, while thriller The Gift (Sebastian Fitzek, Droemer) was the number-one fiction title for the year. Four of the top 10 fiction titles were translations, while three nonfiction titles were translations.


Category: International news