As the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot Annual is citing, BookNet Canada’s English-language market sees online retail edging up on physical-store retail, though print is flat in the first six months of 2018.
The ebook publishing platform PublishDrive founded three years ago in Hungary has a retail agreement with China’s online retailer Dangdang.
The Russian ebook distributor LitRes reports 45-percent growth year-over-year in ebook sales for the first half of this year. And Storytel, which ended its first year in May in the market, cites digital access over vast distances as a driver.
Italian book publishing icon Stefano Mauri speaks at the Readmagine conference about how the digital dynamic has affected Italy’s book marketplace.
Princeton University Press announces its PUP Audio division with four frontlist titles for the fall. And Penguin Random House Ireland partners with the charity Fighting Words on a student anthology.
Serial Box launches today its new ‘Micro Mondays’ notification-sized short stories on the app, which is available to iOS users.
In a new direct-to-consumer curated outreach effort, Simon & Schuster will promote content across all its imprints. And Privateer’s games are the basis for new GraphicAudio audiobooks.
Fifty years of Man Booker Prize for Fiction winners have been sorted down to a shortlist, and you can help crown the ‘Golden’ book. And some of this year’s Audie Award winners are now playing on ‘Beyond the Book.’
As Sweden’s Storytel prepares to enter the Mexican market, a set of challenges awaits, from building the habit of audiobook listening to bringing aboard regional publishers.
A six-year trend of double-digit growth year-over-year continues, according to the new report for 2017 from the US Audio Publishers Association. Audiobook sales last year totaled more than $2.5 billion.