‘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.
‘International copyright treaties and national laws allow publishers to invest in authorship,’ the world publishers’ association says.
US books sales in 2020 were mixed, with AAP reporting trade book revenues up but declines in K-12 and higher education materials.
The annual Audie Awards program for audiobooks, now in its 26th year, prepares for a digital awards ceremony on March 22, having started with some 1,500 submissions in the pandemic year.
With Cambridge University Press taking two of the 2021 super-category PROSE Excellence Awards, a political anthropologist wins the Hawkins.
Jurors in the 26th annual Audie Awards will have collectively encountered more than 14,000 hours of narration to make their 2021 selections.