Year-to-date, the United States’ industry’s trade revenues were down 1.8 percent, at US$4.8 billion for the first seven months of the year.
Federal district court in Austin enjoins Texas from enforcing any part of its book-ratings law ‘HB 900,’ a preliminary injunction to come.
The year’s first half showed US book sales up, but June revenue was down 0.9%, at $4.1 billion; children’s and YA were down 6.3%.
The proposed consent judgment in publishers’ Internet Archive lawsuit is made permanent but leaves some concerned about a limitation.
A proposed judgment bars Internet Archive from of offering ‘unauthorized copies’ of book publishers’ copyrighted content inside and outside the United States.
Bloomsbury Publishing president Adrienne Vaughan has died in a boat collision reportedly off the Furore Fjord on the Amalfi Coast.
A part of Arkansas’ Act 372 would make it a crime for booksellers and librarians to give minors certain state-disapproved books.
Parallel to a Texas law aimed at bookstores, the French government seeks to limit sales of a YA novel, Manu Causse’s Bien trop petit.
In the US, sales of books for adults and education were up in May, as children’s books slid again, per AAP’s StatShot.
Seventy years after being written, the ‘Freedom to Read Statement’ has been reissued amid efforts at book bannings in the United States.