Appendix D: Useful resources for market information
The Publishers Association 1annual yearbook includes a comprehensive breakdown of home and export sales, print and digital by genre (consumer, education and academic/STM).
Other national trade associations will also provide statistics on local market performances including the Association of American Publishers2, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels3 (German Publishers and Booksellers Association)
The Federation of European Publishers (FEP)4 compiles annual statistics from 29 European countries.
Together with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the International Publishers Association (IPA) have previously published a global industry report5. The most recent was published in 2019.
Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting published an annual Digital Consumer Book Barometer6 that is available free of charge, providing detailed insights on ebook and audiobook consumption on a selection of markets.
Outsell7 is a trusted source of reports and statistics, particularly on the STM market.
Other useful sources of information on global markets
Frankfurt Book Fair has published a series of White Papers8 about different aspects of International Publishing.
2 Seas Agency9 has a regular podcast called Making Books Travel about international publishing.
Publishing Perspectives10, the online trade newsletter of the Frankfurt Book Fair has regular international publishing news.
Publishers Weekly – whilst mainly US focused, does cover international book trade news11.
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