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.
Three speakers were heard on issues of racial and social justice, monopoly power, and the evolution of very big tech in book retail.
Amy Klobuchar is the first woman to have been elected to the US Senate from Minnesota. Her new book ‘Antitrust’ was released in April.
The week of November 14 kicks off holiday shopping in the US. NPD reports the highest week of book sales so far this year.
The United States market is on track for ‘one of the highest volume years for US trade book sales in NPD BookScan history.’
ViacomCBS is expected to reactivate the sale process for Simon & Schuster this month, and Bertelsmann’s chief says he’s interested.
With new translations from the original French by Joe Johnson, Papercutz’s new publication of the Astérix canon begins on July 14.
BISG surveys the impact on publishing of the COVID-19 emergency, and Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins withdraw from BookExpo.
After Hachette Book Group employees walk out in protest–and Ronan Farrow breaks with the publisher–the Big Five house reverses course on Woody Allen’s memoir.
Between 75 and 100 Hachette Book Group employees in New York City and Boston condemn their publisher’s acquisition of Woody Allen’s autobiography, as Ronan Farrow leaves Hachette in protest.