The pandemic summer continues to produce strong book sales results for most US trade publishing sectors, according to AAP StatShot figures.
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.
Saying that the Internet Archive operates ‘the digital equivalent of traditional library lending,’ the nonprofit answers a test of Controlled Digital Lending.
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.
The rising tide of protest over racial injustice reached publishing in the United States on Monday, as #PubWorkers4BlackLives took to social media.
Alleging ‘a profound disrespect for the value chain of copyright,’ the Association of American Publishers goes to court over the Internet Archive’s ‘National Emergency Library’ and ‘Open Library.’
For work that ‘underscores the undeniable importance of publishing to modern discourse and the rule of law,’ the Association of American Publishers recognizes Jeffrey Rosen.