98 British publishers folded last year due to ebooks, discounts

Closures were up 42% over the previous year, according to the Guardian. The companies that folded included the 26-year-old healthcare publisher Panos London and Evans Brothers.Ninety-eight British publishers closed their doors in the year ending August 2013. The cause? E-books and online discounts. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Record Year for British Publishing in 2019

U.K. publisher sales rose to £6.3 billion in 2019, 4% higher than in 2018 and 20% higher than in 2015, making 2019 the biggest year ever for U.K. publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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EU investigation: publishers 'concede ebook discounts'

Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre and Macmillan owner Verlugsgruppe Georg von... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers Association hails ‘biggest year ever for UK publishing’ in latest report

The PA’s annual yearbook has found across-the-board growth for the book trade, with total invoiced sales up 3.5% on its last report—but Brexit and Covid-19 could endanger the recent gains Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Strong year for Children's publishing as W H Smith unveils Books of the Year

W H Smith has unveiled its Books of the Year, with the retailer recognising two children's books for the first time.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mostly Books podcast to return in new year after publisher support

Mostly Books has lined up a second series of its podcast, featuring a host of authors talking about their favourite books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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British Book Awards crowned Event of the Year at PPA Awards

The Nibbies has won Event of the Year at this year's Professional Publishers Association's Independent Publisher Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pandemic drives ebook and audiobook sales by UK publishers to all-time high

Printed book sales plunge in first six months of 2020 on back of shop and school closuresSee all our coronavirus coverageSales of digital books by British publishers are set to hit an all-time high this year as the public turns to reading to escape pandemic cabin fever.However, the ebook and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Tom Maschler, Bold British Publisher and Booker Prize Founder, Dies at 87

He fostered the careers of more than a dozen Nobel laureates, including Gabriel García Márquez, Nadine Gordimer and Doris Lessing. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Publishers Worry as Ebooks Fly off Libraries' Virtual Shelves

Checkouts of digital books from a popular service are up 52 percent since March. Publishers say their easy availability hurts sales. Continue reading at Wired

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Emerald named Independent Publisher of the Year at IPG Awards

Emerald Publishing has been named Independent Publisher of the Year as well as Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year at the 2020 Independent Publishers Guild Awards.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Richard Charkin: A British Publisher at Harvard Business School

Almost 30 years ago, another Cambridge was where Richard Charkin learned about 'the need to see things through others' eyes.' The post Richard Charkin: A British Publisher at Harvard Business School appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Did a Revolution in Latin American Publishing Make One Hundred Years of Solitude the Success It Is Today?

When One Hundred Years of Solitude hit the market in 1967, the book industry in Spanish was booming. This situation was unimaginable for most writers and critics just a few years before. “How can literature exist,” writer Mario Vargas Llosa asked, “in countries where there are no publishing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Sharmaine Lovegrove: ‘You must spend a year in a bookshop before you get a job in publishing’

Seeing unexpected pairings of readers and books quickly dispels the idea of who reads what• Time to reset: more brilliant ideas to remake the worldI have a party trick. If you name three books you like and two you hate, I can write you a reading list of 10 books you will love.I’ve gained this... Continue reading at The Guardian

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PA salutes 2019 as UK publishing's 'best year ever', but calls for Covid support

The Publishing Association has released its latest Yearbook statistics, showing growth in both the industry's print and digital revenues, making 2019 in its estimation “the biggest year ever for UK publishing”.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hedge fund Chatham plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control

Hedge fund Chatham plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control Continue reading at ABC News

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Carty-Williams' Queenie wins Book of the Year at British Book Awards

Candice Carty-Williams has become the first black female writer to win Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Sun and Times publisher warns of job cuts due to coronavirus

CEO of News UK, Rebekah Brooks, tells staff pandemic has hammered print sales and advertising revenueThe publisher of the Sun and the Times has warned of impending job losses as part of a major cost-cutting programme as the coronavirus pandemic hammers newspaper sales and advertising... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Moscow School of Publishing: This Year a Digital Seminar Program

This year's Moscow School of Publishing program has been delivered in a series of digital lectures and conversations from the Garage Museum. The post Moscow School of Publishing: This Year a Digital Seminar Program appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bologna names Best Children's Publishers of the Year, as event moves online

The winners of the Bologna Prize for the Best Children's Publishers of the Year have been revealed as an online edition of the 57th Bologna Children's Book Fair (BCBF) launches, with Italian publisher Camelozampa named the winner in the Europe category. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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