Two leaders in the fields of investment and finance took questions from book industry journalists in this year’s Frankfurt Studio program.
NPD Books: US Sales of Social Justice and Race Books Soar in 2021
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.
AAP Annual Meeting Speakers: Lemon, Klobuchar, Stone
Three speakers were heard on issues of racial and social justice, monopoly power, and the evolution of very big tech in book retail.
AAP Honors Amy Klobuchar With Its 2021 Distinguished Public Service Award
Amy Klobuchar is the first woman to have been elected to the US Senate from Minnesota. Her new book ‘Antitrust’ was released in April.
NPD: One in Four Books Is Purchased in the USA During the Holidays
The week of November 14 kicks off holiday shopping in the US. NPD reports the highest week of book sales so far this year.
NPD Books: US October Sales up 7.1 Percent Over 2019: ‘A Healthy Month’
The United States market is on track for ‘one of the highest volume years for US trade book sales in NPD BookScan history.’
Report: Germany’s Bertelsmann Interested in Buying Simon & Schuster
ViacomCBS is expected to reactivate the sale process for Simon & Schuster this month, and Bertelsmann’s chief says he’s interested.
The ‘Astérix’ Rights Universe Widens: Papercutz’s New USA Editions
With new translations from the original French by Joe Johnson, Papercutz’s new publication of the Astérix canon begins on July 14.
BookExodus: More Big Five Withdrawals, and BISG Opens a COVID-19 Survey
BISG surveys the impact on publishing of the COVID-19 emergency, and Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins withdraw from BookExpo.
Hachette USA Cancels Publication of Woody Allen Book, ‘After Listening’
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.