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.
Removing traditional embargos, critics say, a proposed executive order would make scholarly work of federally funded researchers available on publication.
Charting a five-year downturn in US college students’ spending on course materials, the Association of American Publishers cites a drop in the 2019 fall term.
Total US book sales in 2019 so far reached $11.4 billion, an increase of 4 percent over the same timeframe in 2018, per the Association of American Publishers.
Operating as ‘a trustworthy defender of copyright and its members’ interests,’ IFRRO installs a new board. And the AAP hires Cara Duckworth from RIAA.
Poland’s Ameet, based in Łódź, has a new licensing venture with Lego Publishing, and in the States, the AAP opens its annual PROSE Awards competition.
Originally framing Trump’s EU tariffs as ‘damaging to the trade and in nobody’s interest,’ the export-reliant UK Publishers’ Association raised the alarm.
This week’s court papers, attorneys for the publshers say, have surprised them as the audiobooks retailer says it’s ‘unable to reach … a path forward.’
More than 100 pages of court filings precede a hearing expected this week in the US publishers’ lawsuit of Amazon’s Audible.
Two studies from campus research programs indicate that ‘students are taking full advantage of the new, cost-effective options’ from publishers.