The pandemic’s effects on bookselling have been mingled with those of Brexit, as booksellers from Sweden and Ireland explain.
Germany’s Bookwire in Distribution Deal with Spain’s Editorial Planeta
The new agreement with Bookwire will see the distribution of some 30,000 ebooks and 1,200 audiobooks from Planeta’s Spanish-language catalogue.
Bookwire Buys Brazil’s Bok2; Ingram Sells VitalSource
Germany’s Bookwire buys Bok2 for added print-on-demand capacity, while Ingram sells edtech company VitalSource 15 years after acquiring it.
Simon & Schuster and Political Books: Mattingly and Mike Pence
Again, Simon & Schuster’s zeal for expanding its strong political books list in nonfiction finds the Big Five house under fire.
Richard Charkin: Brexit Ushers British Publishing Into New Territory
A ‘sea change in trade book publishing,’ writes Richard Charkin, accelerate as Brexit puts the UK industry’s EU exclusivity into a new light.
Germany-Based Bookwire in 2020: Titles Up 11 Percent Over 2019
The digital distributor reports a rise in audiobook titles of 123 percent in 2020 over the previous year. Print-on-demand advanced 18 percent.
Nonfiction: US Politics Opens a New Year of Publishing Controversy
The controversial book of a right-wing senator–cancelled by Simon & Schuster–is now to be published by a conservative press S&S distributes.
PRH India and Southeast Asia Sign Distribution Deal With IPG and Trafalgar
For Penguin Random House’s Indian and Southeas Asian catalogues, a new distribution deal is to sell content into North America, the UK, and the EU.
China’s Book Retail Market: Down 9.29 Percent in First Half of 2020
The Chinese market’s bookselling patterns remain in flux, many Tier 1 and Tier 2 city stores still not fully open and digital retail accelerating since Q1.
Trump Tell-All Breaks S&S Record; PRH India Signs Sourcebooks, Fitzcarraldo
Industry Notes: The bestseller by Donald Trump’s niece is going into its 14th printing. And Penguin Random House India inks deals with US, UK independents.