Set to be presented at theÂ TOCFrankfurt conference – Â which is part of theÂ Â Frankfurt Book Fair -, theÂ The Global Map of Publishing Markets 2012Â is the first visual representation of publishing around theÂ world by the numbers. Created by RĂĽdiger Wischenbart for theÂ International Publishers Association(IPA), the report is a result of a research effort initiated in 2011, that was then visualized using the Worldmapper toolset.
From the report:
The 2012 Global Map of Publishing Markets displays a world of striking inequalities. A few countriesÂ form powerfulÂ centersÂ of gravity, with several more â€“ those which economists call â€śemerging marketsâ€ťâ€“Â shown at least relatively equal to their size in terms of territory and population. But the majority ofÂ markets are difficult to identify, lost in the periphery.
You can read Â the full Â methodology report here (.pdf).
Links:Â Â International Publishers Association -Â Drawing the Global Map of Publishing Markets 2012Â |Â RĂĽdiger Wischenbart – A Global Map of Publishing 2012 â€“ PREVIEW: Our events and reports at the Frankfurt Book Fair