In comparison with 2013, more titles of books and brochures published in 2014
In 2014, 5,331 titles of books and brochures were published, which is 247 or 4.9% more than in the previous year. The book production was at its maximum in 2008 when 6,358 titles were published. In 2014 the book production was still by almost one fifth lower than six years ago; however, the negative trend in recent years has been interrupted. Among the titles published in 2014 66% were original works and 34% were translations. As regards editions, 78% were first editions and 22% were re-editions.
Chart 1: Book titles (works) published, Slovenia
Most literature books were novels
In 2014, 1,434 titles of literature were published, 713 were Slovenian literature and 721 were foreign literature. As regards the type of literature, most literature books were novels (43% of all literature, i.e. 173 Slovenian and 439 foreign), followed by short stories for children and youth with 29% (253 Slovenian and 160 foreign), poetry with 14%, short stories with 8%, poetry for children and youth with 3% and drama with 1%. 2% of literature works were unclassified.
The number of serial publications did not change much over the previous year
In 2014, 1,812 newspapers and other serial publications were issued, which is 10 more than in 2013. Most of the publications were issued occasionally (402), followed by those issued annually (389), monthly (347) and quarterly (248). As regards the type of published serial publications, most of them, 1,371, were professional, scientific newspapers (three quarters of all titles), 180 were general newspapers and other newspapers and 261 were of other genres.
Chart 2: Serial publications by frequency of publishing, Slovenia, 2014