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.
Despite reported closures of publishers in Ukraine, some say the ban on Russian literature will trigger a new boom in Ukrainian texts which, along with state orders for books, could prompt an upturn in the beleaguered market.
A treatise on making moral decisions in an immoral age–or the excuses of a man Donald Trump calls a “slimeball” who “always ends up badly and out of whack”–the new James Comey book is from Macmillan, which published ‘Fire and Fury’ earlier this year.
With data from 35 markets, WIPO and the IPA introduce a joint study to quantify the global publishing industry and identify valuable insights about the book business.
Some Russian publishers say that if piracy can be controlled, print can double its market share within years. Others caution that taxes and over-reliance on outdated authors is hampering growth.
Concluding its two-stage release of finalist announcements, the Audio Publishers Association names the four top category candidates in this year’s Audie Awards.
BookNet Canada’s 2017 report on the country’s English-language market shows fiction unit sales dipping by 8 percent—and Rupi Kaur’s work powering a 79-percent increase in poetry sales.
In its latest market report, Slovakia’s publishers’ association says the overall book market was worth up to €110 million (US$135.3 million) in 2016. Fiction rose to 27 percent of those sales.
Tapping into the robust audiobook market, Molly Barton announces a key new investor: Boat Rocker Media can leverage Serial Box’s content for television and film production.
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.