Even as Emmanuel Macron names reading the ‘great national cause’ of the year, France’s publishers are celebrating ‘book resilience’ in 2020.
In the first five months of 2021, books on race and social justice sold 700,000 more units than in the same part of 2020.
Publishers formerly with Hachette and Simon & Schuster open politically conservative All Seasons Press ‘to take head-on the cancel culture’ decried by Trump’s advocates.
From the macro to the micro, Bookwire’s second ‘All About Audio’ program made its key points with high-level observations from MIDiA Research.
In 2020, the report says, more than 71,000 audiobooks were published in the States, up 39 percent over 2019.
Trade books (consumer titles) were up 34.2 percent in March, and 24.9 percent year-to-date in the American market.
A new digital publishing report based on Bookwire’s Spanish-language customers cautions the book industry on ‘What We Need To Learn.’
In its second year, the distributor’s ‘All About Audio’ event hears from key companies’ representatives on their offers and observations.
In January and February, ebooks were up 20.4 percent and downloadable audio was up 23.7 percent over 2020.
Again, Simon & Schuster’s zeal for expanding its strong political books list in nonfiction finds the Big Five house under fire.