It comes as no surprise that Nielsen BookScan’s top-selling print book lists for 2012 are dominated by Fifty Shades and the Hunger Games. See what else is on the lists.
The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon is likely an anomaly and though erotica is more than BDSM, it is still tricky to sell, say authors, publishers and booksellers.
Describe what the ideal bookshop of the future looks like to you? Is it big or small? Does it offer ebooks an POD services? Use robot booksellers? Let us know.
Spain’s financial crisis and slump in book sales has led Spanish-language publishers to focus on Latin America, with agents bypassing Spain to sell rights directly in the region.
This week’s edition looks at how online author communities promote members’ books, the pros and cons of physical bookstores, and the steadily growing Kindle market.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, the Italian Publishers Association presented statistics about Italy’s book market.
Lena Dunham, creator of HBO’s Girls, signed a $3.7 million book deal with Random House. Rob Spillman says it is emblematic of all that is wrong with corporate publishing today.
Australian book sales have plunged 10% in 2012, but e-book sales are finally taking off, writes Andrew Wilkins.
Sales of erotica books are up 192% and romance is up 384% so far this year in the UK.
E-book sales are booming in the UK, according to the Publishers Association, making the UK Booksellers Association deal to sell Kobo e-books all the more urgent.