The newly released first BookMap report, “How Big Is Global Publishing?”, provides surprising insights, based on data from around 20 countries worldwide.   Consumers spend around 122 billion euros on books and publications across the six continents. Two thirds of the money are earned by publishers in just six countries: The USA, China, Germany, the […]

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The entirely re-written 2017 edition of the Global eBook report will present new data approaches for a realistic reading of how ebook markets perform, especially in non-English language markets. What we find in the markets is not at all the same “plateauing” or “flattening” of digital sales in consumer publishing. Instead, digital reading has become […]

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The Global Ranking 2016, which is based predominantly on 2015 revenue data, lists (or is describing) a total of 57 publishing groups, as in 2014 and 2015, with a combined revenue of m€ 63,739 (up 8 % from 2014, and a staggering 22 % over 2013). In its 10th iteration, the current transformation of the […]

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Discussing the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry with Chinese and international leaders of the book business. The 2016 edition of the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry will be at the center of a half day conference in Beijing, organized by Bookdao (China), Livres Hebdo (France), and Ruediger Wischenbart Content and Consulting (Austria). Date: […]

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To get the best out of your conversations at the book fair, check out the latest industry statistics and analysis from our research.   Find our 2 free Frankfurt white papers, on international market developments, and how multiple content media impact publishing: The Business of Books 2015: Key data on markets and developments in Europe, UK and US, […]

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Join us for a debate on global publishing trends with the CEO of Hachette, Arnaud Nourry. Get your copy of the full Global Ranking 2015 now. Since 2007, the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry is the standard reference for the international development of the book business. Find the full report, with key data, analysis […]

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This survey of the 57 largest (book) publishing corporations worldwide, with a combined revenues from publishing of 53,328 m€, tracks the evolution of the global business of books in its transformation between digitalization, globalization and consolidation. The study, which has been updated annually since 2007, encompasses scientific and professional, educational and consumer publishing. An initiative […]

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A packed room with 350 visitors of the Frankfurt book fair, including numerous executives from around the world, questions – from my colleagues of Livres, Hebdo, buchreport, The Bookseller, PublishNews Brazil and Publishers Weekly – ranging from “How will you make this merger work”, after he had pushed for forming the largest trade publisher worldwide […]

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How ebooks are confronting the global with the local in international publishing The Global eBook report provides an overview of internationally emerging ebook markets, with a unique set of data from a wide array of the best available sources, a thorough analysis and a synopsis of key global developments and a broad set of detailed […]

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The first debate of industry leaders, based on the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, found an audience of over 150 publishing professionals at the first day of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2010. Co-organized by Livres Hebdo, buchreport, Publishers Weekly and The Bookseller, and kicked off with some key findings of the Global Ranking that […]

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