The digital distributor reports a rise in audiobook titles of 123 percent in 2020 over the previous year. Print-on-demand advanced 18 percent.
Titles in our first Rights Roundup of the month come from Spain, Italy, Finland, and the UK, with work for children, and a book on a racer.
With Cambridge University Press taking two of the 2021 super-category PROSE Excellence Awards, a political anthropologist wins the Hawkins.
Comedian and BBC Radio 4 broadcaster Daliso Chaponda joins the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize jury for this year’s competition.
The Association of University Presses launches its ‘Global Partner Program’ to reach publishers in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Fran Toolan remains CEO for at least three years, as the US subsidiary of Tokyo’s Media Do acquires all shares of Firebrand and NetGalley.
The 28-category British Book Awards program has 41 jurors in place for the 2021 cycle, with an awards program on May 13.
Roffey’s book, based on a Taino legend, is set in 1976 on the Caribbean island of Black Conch. Tessa Sheridan has won the Short Story Award.
A coalition of author organizations in the US and UK calls for more transparency from Audible to give authors ‘a true picture of how their income is being calculated.’
Titles in this Rights Roundup include suspense, children’s books, historical nonfiction, a graphic novel, and a tale about Agatha Christie.