As the Audio Publishers Association’s Audie Awards organizers say they get more and better entries annually, the market’s hunger for audio rights is ratcheting up, too.
How is the political climate in the United States is affecting the sales of socially relevant books? One Canadian publisher says the ‘Trump bump’ is real.
Some publishing players in the UK are protesting the Man Booker Prize for Fiction’s eligibility rules, saying that the Booker should reimpose a ‘ban on American writers.’
‘The Power of Reading’ is the message to Taiwan’s consumer base at this year’s Taipei International Book Exhibition, while Frankfurter Buchmesse’s professional program there examines changes in business, markets, and sales.
Figures from OpenBook’s ‘Reading X’ conference show that promising growth for the market, including a big uptick in online book sales in 2017.
Taking all formats together, Macmillan’s Henry Holt & Company is reporting 1.7 million copies of Michael Wolff’s book sold as the book leaps to No. 1 on the lists.
As ‘Fuego y Furia’ is readied by a Planeta team of translators for Vintage Español’s North American Spanish edition, ‘Fire and Fury’ is now listed as ‘in stock’ on Amazon.com and selling fast.
BookNet Canada reports that backlist book sales were strong in the English Canadian market in 2017, showing two percent growth in sales and accounting for two of the top five bestsellers.
‘A sad irony to see the so-called leader of the free world trying to limit freedom to publish.’ The International Publishers Association slams the Trump cease-and-desist effort and libel law comments as ‘a new and worrying development.’
Exact sales figures remain hard to determine as ‘Fire and Fury’ continues to fly off the bookstore shelves and rights inquiries from around the world pour in to agent Andrew Wylie’s office.