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Book Production

Statistics on book production shows releases and issues of books in Denmark. A book appear in the statistic of the year it is released. A book in this context means not only releases to the commercial market, but can also be written material published by public institutions, scientific reports, etc. that meet the criteria for inclusion in the Danish national bibliography.

Data description

Statistics on book production show publications and editions of books in Denmark. The statistics are compiled for the reference year 2012 onwards of Denmark Statistics.

Statistics on book production shows releases and issues of books in Denmark. A book appear in the statistics of the year it is released. A book in this context means not only releases to the commercial market, but can also be written material published by public institutions, scientific reports, etc. that meet the criteria for inclusion in the Danish national bibliography.

The base for data is The Publication FAUST number, which is a unique number assigned to each volume and edition associated with The Publication registration in the Danish National bibliography. The statistics are not a statement of the number of published titles, but a statement of the number of publications.

Classification system

danMARC2

Sector coverage

Culture.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Type of book: Children's Book' includes the releases by DBC's cataloging has been given a code (in field 008, subfield o) for intended for children.

School books includes releases by DBC's cataloging has been given a code (in field 008, subfield o) for intended for school use. This code includes materials for students at all levels to the upper secondary level. The code corresponds to the UNESCO category "materials for students who receive instruction on the 1st and 2nd level".

Books: Physical book, publication of text printed on paper.

E-book online: publication of text available via the Internet. The agreement for registration of online e-books were signed between Danish Agency for Culture and DBC in the summer of 2011. Entries in the years 2007-2011 are thus not complete, but consists only of the titles that have been recorded by DBC, since the inception of the agreement.

E-book CD-ROM: texts published on CD-ROM (and earlier CDs and disks). Note that there is no registration of whether a CD-ROM is commercial. Therefore, the concept is not to be found in the table BOG01.

Multimedia, online: publications on the net that is composed of several types, such as text and images. Within this category the major part are games.

Multimedia, CD-ROM: publications on CD-ROM (and earlier CDs and floppy disks) that is composed of several types, such as text and images. Within this category are placed on games.

Editions: Circulation

'Edition' covers a reissue of a particular version without or with minor and insignificant changes.

'Annual publications' denotes periodicals, usually published once a year or less and is not a monograph series. A journal counted as annual publication, when the Danish serial list is registered as such.

'Foreign Commission' represents foreign books in commission in Denmark. However, these are only registered if the commission relationship is directly shown by the material.

Releases: 'Commercial releases' is used for physical books when a publication is counted as released commercially. The provision is based on the publisher information that their releases are for commercial sale. Each publisher can additionally for a single release state whether it is for commercial sale or not.

'Commercial releases' covering material available on the Internet, is a little more complicated to define compared to physical books. Included are publications in which the registration is apparent that the publication is for sale. Such notes are mandatory for the registration of net publications.

Statistical unit

Unit are produced books. Keep in mind that the number of produced books are not equivalent with the number of produced titles.

Statistical population

The population are books registered in the Danish national bibliography, which includes all books and periodicals in print or electronic form published in Denmark. Excepted from the National bibliography are pamphlets of less than 17 pages, books published for a narrow circle, advertisements and the like

Reference area

Denmark.

Time coverage

There are data dating back to 2007. However, data for e-books is not complete until 2012.

Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

Unit are produced books. Keep in mind that the number of produced books are not equivalent with the number of produced titles.

Reference period

01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017

Frequency of dissemination

Annual.

Legal acts and other agreements

There is no EU-regulation for statistics on books.

Cost and burden

There is no reporting burden on respondents to this statistic.

Comment

Additional information can be obtained from Statistics Denmark.