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Global publishing back on front foot
Jun 20 2011
The world's largest publishers have begun growing again after weathering the global recession over the past three years. According to the annual ranking of global publishing performance, compiled on behalf of Livres Hebdo, Buchreport, Publishers Weekly and The Bookseller, publishing revenues in 2010 have overtaken the total revenues for 2008 and 2009.
The survey is in marked contrast to bookselling. Of the top booksellers, only Amazon has grown its sales over the equivalent time frame.
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