Posted by: bluesyemre | October 13, 2012

A Map of the World Based on Book Publishing

  • When it comes to book publishing, not all countries are created equal, as this distorted map of the world by the International Publishers Association shows. The sizes of the countries on the map are based on the value of their domestic publishing markets and visualized using a tool by IPA and Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting, a book publishing consultant firm, used data from national publishers’ associations and government export statistics. As you can see, places like the U.S., Europe, and parts of Asia are engorged in illustration of their strong publishing industries. Meanwhile, Africa and the Middle East are tiny slivers, meaning that the number of books published in those places is extremely low compared to the rest of the world. As per the map some countries have significantly stronger global voices through books; the report aims to show where book publishing can grow.

Full Report: Drawing the Global Map of Publishing Markets 2012

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