An unusual dip for downloaded audiobooks plays into the November 2020 StatShot book sales figures from the Association of American Publishers.
Titles in this Rights Roundup include suspense, children’s books, historical nonfiction, a graphic novel, and a tale about Agatha Christie.
The merger between Canada’s Wattpad and South Korea’s Naver, says Allen Lau, is built on audience and platform expansion.
Toronto-based Wattpad will retain its leadership team following its acquisition by South Korean tech company Naver, in a US$600 million cash and stock deal.
With physical retail down, 2020 was the first year in which Beijing OpenBook tracked a downturn in the Chinese book market since 2000.
In what NPD’s Kristen McLean calls ‘a remarkable year’ for US book sales, Publishers Lunch reports a decline in 2020 of translation rights deals.
Discovering ‘which books matter most to Canadians’ is a goal of the annual ‘Canada Reads’ program, now opening its new season.
Solar lamps as well as hundreds of thousands of books were in play in 2020 for Book Aid International’s logistics team and donor-publishers.
Kay Heikkinen wins the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for her English translation of Velvet by Huzama Habayeb, about ‘ordinary Palestinian women.’
In a project to take Pluto Journals to open access, Knowledge Unlatched has used the Libraria Subscription-to-Open model.