As online retailers captured some 70 percent of book sales in the Chinese market, researchers say 2019 saw a downturn of almost 7 percent in new titles.
This year’s public-facing London Book and Screen Week emphasizes television–and some cookery–with a ‘Doctor Who’ evening and a chat on politics.
With journaling books alone rising from fewer than 50,000 units in 2015 to 700,000 in 2019, creativity, motivation, and inspiration are booming.
In the US, the National Endowment for the Arts today announces the recipients of its 2020 translation and creativing writing grants totaling $1.2 million.
‘Issues that are important to the public today’ are examined in today’s three shortlists that the UK’s Parliamentary Book Awards held back—for the election.
The winners of the Deutscher Buchtrailer Award program will be named on January 30. The top prize winner’s book trailer will be seen in Berlin cinemas.
Children’s books see a handsome bump of more than 20 percent in October, year over year, as US higher education course materials drop almost 70 percent.
A separate competition from the main category and overall award, the Costa Book Awards Short Story program uses public voting to choose its winner.
The annual meeting of BISG in April will hear Barnes & Noble and Waterstones’ James Daunt in a keynote address around supply chain issues.
The newly created German Nonfiction Prize has entries not only from German publishers but also from houses in Switzerland and Austria.