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.
Riding a big 2020 boost from Saga Egmont and overall digital growth during the pandemic, Denmark’s Lindhardt & Ringhof has ‘ambitious plans’ for 2021.
The trials of 2020 and outlook for 2021 drive discussions of discoverability, digital, and direct-to-consumer relations in Venice’s forum.
The digital distributor reports a rise in audiobook titles of 123 percent in 2020 over the previous year. Print-on-demand advanced 18 percent.
Jurors in the 26th annual Audie Awards will have collectively encountered more than 14,000 hours of narration to make their 2021 selections.
Distributor Bookwire and digital publisher Saga Egmont partner to make thousands of Spanish-language ebooks and audiobooks available.
A coalition of author organizations in the US and UK calls for more transparency from Audible to give authors ‘a true picture of how their income is being calculated.’
An unusual dip for downloaded audiobooks plays into the November 2020 StatShot book sales figures from the Association of American Publishers.
One of London’s leading PR firms in publishing accounts buys a literary agency, and APAC 2021 is announced as a digital conference.