In 2017, the US book publishing industry reported revenues of $26.2 billion, according to the Association of American Publishers report, StatShot
For an impressive sixth time, the annotation technologies company Hypothes.is has received a grant from the Mellon Foundation. And the US Senate has approved the Marrakesh Treaty, Its next stop: the House of Representatives.
The UK reports that audiobooks are most popular with men 25 to 44, and in Canada, there’s a big jump from 2016 to 2017 in publishers producing audiobooks.
‘Good public policy,’ the Association of American Publishers says at BookExpo, includes “good copyright policy.’ And the Authors Guild is producing a new, major survey of authors’ earnings.
Once more, downloaded audiobooks are the format leader, up 32.1 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot report.
In Cannes, Voltage is handling world rights to the film adaptation of Anna Todd’s ‘After’ from Wattpad Studios. In New York, a newly announced panel with the Motion Picture Association and AAP looks at film collaborations.
The Association of American Pubslishers StatShot program cites 29.7-percent growth over 2016 in downloaded audiobook revenue, despite overall flat performance in publisher revenue in 2017.
Three Big Five CEOs are scheduled for a session from BookExpo and the Association of American Publishers. And the UK’s award for writers aged 18 to 35 opens for submission.
Telling US Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee that the alternative is discrimination against readers with disabilities, Allan Adler conveys to the the Hill the Association of American Publishers’ readiness to support ratification and implementation of The Marrakesh Treaty.
Still requiring passage and the president’s signature to pass into US law, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act now has been introduced with a level of bipartisan support rare in this age of political rancor.