First time in more than two years: the Association of American Publishers ‘ monthly StatShot report shows an increase in ebook sales in the US.
The Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program cites preliminary indications that its 1,202 publishers saw $2.33 billion in revenue in Q1.
Recognizing ‘responsibilities to each other that transcend national borders,’ the Jeri Laber International Freedom To Publish Award was established in 1975.
Russia’s Samokat has been awarded the Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award from the Association of American Publishers.
The AAP reports book sales for 2014 rose 4.9% to $15.72 billion compared to 2013, driven by children’s and YA books, up 20.8% to $1.9 billion for the year.
Dozens of top authors will join the #TwitterFiction Festival, March 12-16, and will take on the challenge of story-telling in 140 characters.
The UK and Germany were the top overseas markets for US print books in 2012, while Europe led the UK in consumption of US ebooks, according to the AAP.
After seven years of litigation, Google and the Association of American Publishers have settled their lawsuit, opening the door for Google to display contested content.
The publishing industry in the United States has grown since 2008 thanks to increased sales of e-books, fiction and higher education books.
Digital sales are booming, up 146.9% in May and produced $73.4 million in revenue, according to the Association of American Publishers.
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