Taiwan: number of new books hits 18-year low

(10 Mar 2020) The number of new books published in Taiwan last year was the lowest in 18 years, a National Central Library report released on Saturday showed.

Last year, 36,810 new titles were published — 2,304, or 5.89 percent, fewer than in 2017, the report said, adding that last year was the first time since 2001 that the number of new titles published fell below 37,000.

Here’s the full report.