In what NPD’s Kristen McLean calls ‘a remarkable year’ for US book sales, Publishers Lunch reports a decline in 2020 of translation rights deals.
Three writers who work in literature and screenwriting are behind the shortlisted trio of works in the Costa honors’ 2020 cycle.
Publishers in three countries have submitted more than 200 titles for the jury’s consideration in the 2021 competition.
Our titles come from the United States, Canada, Finland, Norway, Belgium, and Sweden and include environmentally cognizant writings.
The 2020 bestseller lists from Germany reflect readers’ interest in both engaging with current affairs and escaping into great stories.
Shutdowns in December short-circuited the German market’s progress in making up book sales losses from spring lockdowns.
One-third of 2020 growth in US print book sales was driven by juvenile fiction, NPD BookScan reports, with overall sales of 751 million units.
Major seasonal sales impacted the bestseller charts in China in November, as illustrated books saw strong performances from two children’s book series.
The five category winners of the 2020 Costa Book Awards are announced, with the ‘book of the year’ honor to come later this month.
‘Maybe there are lessons to be learned from rule-breaking,’ writes Richard Charkin, with a new memoir as his case in point.