A six-year trend of double-digit growth year-over-year continues, according to the new report for 2017 from the US Audio Publishers Association. Audiobook sales last year totaled more than $2.5 billion.
Asking this year ‘if abuse and bigotry are anything but the norm,’ the annual VIDA Count for 2017 looks at how women are represented and reviewed in US literary publications.
New insights into the US market, previously not visible to researchers, are coming to light now as NPD’s new BookScan License Reporting Service comes up to speed, tracking more than 4,000 licenses and more than 10,000 ISBNs weekly.
German-language users spend an average 10 million minutes on Wattpad daily. That may soon pay off for both the platform in Toronto and for Munich’s Bavaria Fiction in a new partnership.
The five-person jury of history experts on why history writing is important and how they will choose this year’s winner of the Cundill History Prize.
‘Diverse publishing culture of Bangladesh is at risk,’ says the International Publishers Association, condemning the murder of publisher Shahzahan Bachchu.
Russian children’s publisher Clever Media Group is looking to publish English-language titles in US and Canadian markets this autumn, accelerating its international expansion plans.
The UK reports that audiobooks are most popular with men 25 to 44, and in Canada, there’s a big jump from 2016 to 2017 in publishers producing audiobooks.
From European markets recovering from financial losses to translation in the US market and book-pricing differences based on authors’ genders, a ‘Beyond the Book’ panel at BookExpo looked at recent coverage of the books industry.
The latest book market statistics from Germany show that flat book sales are being generated by fewer overall book buyers. The Börsenverein calls for a focus on potential readers.