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New chapter? UK print book sales fall while audiobooks surge 43%

Publishers hit by surprise 5.4% fall in 2018 – but warn against proclaiming terminal declineUK book sales fell for the first time in five years in 2018, despite the success of bestsellers such as Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming.The UK publishing industry was hit by a surprise fall of... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-06-25 23:01:37 UTC ]
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'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print

Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK Britons are abandoning the ebook at an alarming rate with sales of consumer titles down almost a fifth last year, as “screen fatigue” helped fuel a five-year high in printed... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles

It can be cheaper to buy the physical copy of a book than a digital download thanks to changes in Amazon’s deal with publishersAt the start of this decade publishers feared the death of the paperback. Britons abandoned bookshops at an alarming rate, seduced by e-readers and cheap digital... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London book fair: UK publishers cheerfully splash cash as sales rise

Decline of reality TV and soap star memoirs greeted with glee, but publishers say it is time to turn the page on Gone Girl-style ‘grip-lit’On the eve of the London book fair, publishers were excited by news that sales of physical books were up for the second year in a row – 7% more than in 2015.... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Government extends PLR to ebooks and e-audiobooks

The government is expanding the Public Lending Right (PLR) to include ebooks and e-audiobooks, meaning their authors will be eligible for payment in the same way as those whose physical books are borrowed from libraries. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Publishers 'Shocked' at EU E-book Lending Ruling

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that lending of ebooks and physical books should be treated the same. Publishers immediately objected to the decision, fearing unrestricted ebook lending would cut into revenues. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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10 Glitchy Type Posters That Look Like A Photocopier Went Haywire

HelLLOooo! Despite—and perhaps because of—incredible advancements in technology, we're constantly romanticizing the analog and near-obsolete. Turntables are perennially en vogue, physical books are having a good year and vinyl record sales continue to climb. In a recent article in the New York... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2015-12-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin blames likely job losses on rise of ebooks

Publisher wants to cut 225 jobs from Warwickshire warehouse, where books are distributed, owing to decline in demandReaders’ preference for ebooks has been blamed for 225 potential job losses after publisher Penguin Random House announced cuts that leave staff facing an anxious Christmas.The... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beta Testing Capstone’s E-book Bundling Program

After years of asking mainstream publishers for ebooks to be bundled with physical books, a small group of indie booksellers have gotten their wish. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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France and Luxembourg ordered to restore ebook VAT

The European Court of Justice has ordered France and Luxembourg to restore their standard VAT rates on ebooks in a ruling announced today (5th March). The court upheld a decision previously made by European Commission, which ruled that the two countries cannot charge the same VAT rate on ebooks... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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No reduced tax rate for ebooks, top EU court rules

E-books must be subject to the full rate of value-added tax (VAT), and European Union countries may not extend tax exemptions for books to include ebooks, the EU’s highest court ruled Thursday, adding that it considers downloadable ebooks to be services.Most EU member states, with the exception... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2015-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Transitioning' Folio scrapes into profit

Sales at The Folio Society fell by almost a quarter in the year to the end of August 2014, compared to the year before, results for the 12-month period show. However the company made a small profit, after losing nearly £3m the previous year. In accounts filed on Companies House this week, The... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Pelican Books Is Reimagining The Cover In The Age Of E-Books

Penguin's storied non-fiction brand is trying to redefine the book cover, as well as bridge the gap between physical books and ebooks.The covers of our favorite books are doors that lead into their internal literary worlds, and that's enough to make their designs important: a book's cover is the... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2014-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Report to EC calls for full VAT on physical books

Reduced or zero rates of VAT should be removed from physical books to create a single rate across... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Prices drop in post-Christmas bargains

Retailers are pushing ebooks and physical books with a series of discounts and offers in the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-12-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Paper now making Books in most obvious business move ever

Paper making a Book? That would follow logic. But the Paper we're referring to here is actually an iPad sketchbook app and the book? Why, that'd be a product of Moleskine. An update released today to Paper's popular app adds a new 'Make a Book' service which allows users to self-publish their... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading

The real problem with ebooks is that they're more 'e' than book, so an entirely different set of rules govern what someone can and can't do with them compared to physical books, especially when it comes to pricing. The collusion in pricing has been a public issue for a while, but we need to talk... Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2013-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman Calls for UK Authors to Be Paid for Digital Library Loans

In the UK, authors are paid by the government when their physical books are borrowed (around 6p per loan), but digital titles are not yet a part of that agreement. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst president David Carey: Apple taught people 'how to buy digital content'

David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, sat down with AllThingsD's Peter Kafka to kick off Day 2 of D:Dive Into Media here in Dana Point, California, with the interview centering on Carey's take on how digital magazines are working out in a world that seems less and less intrigued by... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tablet Adoption Lowers Reading of Physical Books, Newspapers, Survey Shows

More than half of tablet adopters are reading books and other media on their tablet screens instead of relying on paper. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2012-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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