The Swedish Children’s Institute is reporting the number of books published for children has increased for the eighth consecutive year, and in 2017 broke the 2,500 marker with 2,532 titles, up 5% on 2016.
What hasn’t changed much is the number of home-produced titles, with Swedish originals still accounting for just 56% of books coming to the market.
As in the Anglophone markets, inclusion is the new black in children’s publishing, with social divisions, xenophobia and integration the keywords.
This summary comes via Kalle Laxgård at Svensk Bokhandel. The full report from the Svenska barnboksinstitutet can be found here.