‘Publishing drives political accountability,’ the Association of American Publishers’ Maria A. Pallante says in her address.
Three speakers were heard on issues of racial and social justice, monopoly power, and the evolution of very big tech in book retail.
Trade books (consumer titles) were up 34.2 percent in March, and 24.9 percent year-to-date in the American market.
Amy Klobuchar is the first woman to have been elected to the US Senate from Minnesota. Her new book ‘Antitrust’ was released in April.
In January and February, ebooks were up 20.4 percent and downloadable audio was up 23.7 percent over 2020.
US books sales in 2020 were mixed, with AAP reporting trade book revenues up but declines in K-12 and higher education materials.
With Cambridge University Press taking two of the 2021 super-category PROSE Excellence Awards, a political anthropologist wins the Hawkins.
From biological science and ‘The Ethical Algorithm’ to legal studies and ‘Demagogue for President,’ the AAP PROSE category winners embrace 45 fields of study.
An unusual dip for downloaded audiobooks plays into the November 2020 StatShot book sales figures from the Association of American Publishers.
From ‘Macbeth in Harlem’ to ‘Nitrogen Overload,’ the 2021 AAP PROSE Awards longlist spotlights 130 titles in scholarly publishing.