COVID-19 has hurt physical book sales and helped audio and digital

You would expect the recent coronavirus crisis to have helped digital entertainment, but with reading it is still led by the traditional hardback and softback formats. However, the pandemic is helping to dethrone physical books, as people are more cautious about going out. While paper books still lead the market, their dominance is shrinking.  Information in a new infographic sheds a lot of light on the current state of our perusal of tomes. For instance, India is the most well-read country in the world, while the US lags in 22nd place.  Other stats of interest include the fact that while China publishes the most books, the… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2020-11-11 10:35:53 UTC ]
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COVID-19 has hurt physical book sales and helped audio and digital

You would expect the recent coronavirus crisis to have helped digital entertainment, but with reading it is still led by the traditional hardback and softback formats. However, the pandemic is helping to dethrone physical books, as people are more cautious about going out. While paper books... Continue reading at Betanews

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As Covid-19 Cases Surge, PRH Again Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries, Schools

Penguin Random House executives this week confirmed that the publisher is extending its "temporary" digital license terms for e-books and digital audio in libraries and schools through March 31, 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital subscriptions help Sweden market rise as physical sales sink

Physical book sales in Sweden are falling but the take-up of digital subscription services is on the rise, leading to a boost in revenue during 2019, new figures show. Statistics published by trade magazine Svensk Bokhandel showed sales nudged up 1.1% by value and 4.9% by volume in 2019... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles

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At London Book Fair: Mapping 192 Audio Sales Channels

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#BookTok Helped Book Sales Soar. How Long Will That Last?

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As New Law Looms, Follett Asks Publishers to Help ‘Rate’ Their Own Books for Sale in Texas

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According to multiple presenters at the Digital Book World conference, ChatGPT has potential to remake the way people write and streamline production and editing, while AI voice replication promises affordable audiobook adaptations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Digital Book World 2023: The Future of AI Writing and Audio

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PRH Continues Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

The programs first went into effect in March of 2020 in response to the Covid-19 crisis, and will have been in force for over two years by the time they expire if they are not extended further. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PRH Once Again Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

The publisher's pro-rated terms and its temporary story time permissions will now run through March, 31, 2022, as the pandemic continues to impact schools and libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PRH Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

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Harry Potter publisher says Covid has weaved magic over book sales

After shaky start in lockdown, Bloomsbury sales soar as people pick books over box setsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Harry Potter publisher, Bloomsbury, has reported its most profitable first half in more than a decade, after a nation tiring of box sets fuelled... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Higher Digital Sales Drove Gains of Adult Books in August

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After losing two loved ones to covid-19, I turned to books. Here are 15 titles that helped me cope.

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Penguin Random House Extends Temporary E-book, Digital Audio Terms for Libraries

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