Pandemic-era distance learning has driven up digital course material purchases by students per the Association of American Publishers.
The pandemic summer continues to produce strong book sales results for most US trade publishing sectors, according to AAP StatShot figures.
Nonfiction continues strong in the American market amid the traditional August slowdown, and ahead of a release-heavy autumn.
In the AAP’s StatShot for June and NPD’s report on the first week of August, US book sales show resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.
American professional associations for authors, publishers, and booksellers write to the House Antitrust Subcommittee about what they call Amazon’s ‘scale of operation’
Having risen by a slim 1.1 percent over 2018, the US book industry logged $25.63 billion in revenue in 2019, according to the AAP Statshot annual report.
In looking at the May StatShot report just released by the AAP, not only is there a 12.1-percent drop in sales year-over-year but also drop-offs in returns.
Amid a boom of options in formats and distribution of course-material options, a third of students’ spending on publishers’ content has evaporated.
In both the UK and the US, the publishers’ associations are offering guides on how publishers are—and can—respond to the coronavirus crisis.
Yale’s publication of Carmen C. Bambach’s four-volumne Leonardo work takes the top honor in the Association of American Publishers’ PROSE Awards.