Penguin Random House plans its worldwide release of A Promised Land, volume 1 of this presidential memoir by Barack Obama, on November 17.
Beat Technology worked with German ebook subscription platform Skoobe to enable the addition of ‘tens of thousands’ of audiobooks its service.
The pandemic summer continues to produce strong book sales results for most US trade publishing sectors, according to AAP StatShot figures.
Unit sales of romance ebooks ‘increased 17 percentage points from January through May 2020’ in the US market, NPD Books reports.
In the AAP’s StatShot for June and NPD’s report on the first week of August, US book sales show resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.
The US book trade continues an upward trend in unit sales over some 15 weeks, says NPD’s Kristen McLean, especially good ‘for the dog days of summer.’
Stockholm-based Storytel saw a decided increase in its audio and ebook business during the pandemic second quarter, Jonas Tellander reports.
Having risen by a slim 1.1 percent over 2018, the US book industry logged $25.63 billion in revenue in 2019, according to the AAP Statshot annual report.
Exports in 2019 rose 3.3 percent over those of 2018 for the UK market, as revealed in today’s report on last year’s pre-pandemic performance.
Following Monday’s Q2 report, NPD PubTrack Digital data shows a big jump in ebook unit sales when April’s lockdowns were ordered–children’s fiction jumped 78 percent that month.