Detective fiction and romances rule Russia’s publishing scene, where agents are rare and authors are lucky to get a few thousand dollars as an advance.
The publishing industry in the United States has grown since 2008 thanks to increased sales of e-books, fiction and higher education books.
Small pubs may welcome a sales boost, but the new relationships and deals resulting from an awards nod may pay greater dividends in the long-term.
According to BookNet Canada, Canadian book sales volume dropped by 10.8% in the first quarter of 2011.
Justo Hidalgo argues that 24Symbol’s business model is a counterbalance to piracy, fills a need for readers, will generate print sales for publishers.
Is it a problem with a lack of translations from Asia? Cultural bias? Or simple lack of interest?
When considering the world as one big market, e-books change the game — but by how much?
There’s been a lot of talk about the end of territorial rights, experience suggests that wouldn’t be such a good thing for the author or the books.
Indian readers now prefer local authors over international bestsellers, and many Indian publishers are focusing on first-time authors.
Many ebooks are available for 99 cents or less on Amazon, but few would mistake these cheap ebooks as high literature