‘Those hours not spent commuting’ are on Richard Charkin’s list, as he tots up reasons for ‘a degree of optimism’ in book publishing.
The world’s largest trade show registered 4,165 new buyers and sellers on its Frankfurt Rights platform, 2,388 on the B2B ‘matchmaking tool.’
With 3,627 events on Frankfurt’s digital events calendar for the week, the trade show has kept a big conversation going online.
The trade show, while running this week in a digital format rather than physical, has 103 nations represented in registrations to date.
While a Latvian publisher seems encouraged, a counterpart in Estonia is less upbeat. And Russia’s LitRes is eyeing the region’s digital sales.
Nielsen Book’s extensive survey of India’s consumer behavior in and after lockdowns reveals shifts in the time spent reading–and listening–for publishers.
BookNet Canada’s new tool, LibraryData, promises to provide ‘nationwide data on loans, holds, renewals, on-order, and collection holdings.’
The first four-year update of Lee and Low’s survey on diversity in the United States’ market shows little statistical change from 2015’s results.
In its third annual survey of the book business’ workforce, the UK Publishers Association reports strong results on women in leadership positions.
Surprise and rumors have followed recent withdrawals of Penguin Random House audiobooks from unlimited subscription services.