Debut fiction did well in pandemic-hit 2020

Debut novelists performed solidly last year, despite widespread fears that they would lose out to more established authors due to 2020's pandemic-hit publishing schedules.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-14 13:16:53 UTC ]
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Phaidon made further loss in 2020 as pandemic hit revenue

Phaidon made an operating loss of £1.3m in the year ending June 30th 2020, a 33% bigger loss than the previous year, due to the "adverse effects" of multiple national lockdowns, according to accounts filed at Companies House.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-16 04:54:45 UTC ]
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OUP turnover falls as pandemic hits

Oxford University Press recorded turnover of £754.5m in the 12 months to the end of March 2021, a 10.7% decrease on the previous year (£844.9m) and a decline of 8.6% at constant exchange rates.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-15 12:22:06 UTC ]
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Pandemic Love (in 13 Romance Tropes) March 2020–2021, by Laura Bernstein-Machlay

Pandemic Dispatches Photo by Daniel Tafjord / Unsplash Unrequited love I download a book. One of those books—for women. Certainly not porn, but you know. Never mind the shirtless guy gracing its cover (his lumpy, bumpy abs—oh my!), or the wanton... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2021-06-16 13:40:35 UTC ]
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A science fiction anthology imagines our post-pandemic future

The latest installment in MIT’s Twelve Tomorrows series toggles between utopian and dystopian. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-10 12:00:00 UTC ]
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UK book sales soared in 2020 despite pandemic

New figures from the Publishers Association show fiction and audiobooks did particularly well, with value of consumer sales up 7% on 2019 despite bookshop closuresFiction sales in 2020 soared by more than £100m for UK publishers, as readers locked down at home made their escape into books, with... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-04-26 23:01:49 UTC ]
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UK publishing income up 2% in Covid-hit 2020 despite print decline

Total publishing income hit record levels in 2020, rising 2% to £6.4bn, buoyed by a digital surge that helped offset a 6% decline in print sales, a report by the Publishers Association shows. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-26 10:50:38 UTC ]
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Five of 2020's best crime writers on where mystery fiction is today

Times Book Prize finalists Rachel Howzell Hall, Ivy Pochoda, S.A. Crosby, Jennifer Hillier and Christopher Bollen talk about race, place and genre. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-09 14:25:05 UTC ]
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PRH Worldwide Revenue Hit $4.4 Billion in 2020

Driven by strong sales in the U.S. in 2020, revenue at Penguin Random House increased 4.6% over 2019, while profits jumped 23%. The U.S. accounted for 58% of worldwide sales, up from 56% in 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Podium Audio Hit New Milestones in 2020

The surge in digital audiobook sales has helped numerous publishers grow in the last few years, and perhaps none have benefitted more than Podium Audio. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-12 05:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S global sales hit 'record year' in 2020 at $901m

Sales at Simon & Schuster came in at an all time high in 2020 at $901m, ViacomCBS has reported. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-26 10:10:34 UTC ]
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International markets showed mixed response to pandemic in 2020

While the pandemic sent shockwaves across the world’s publishing industry in 2020, some international markets reported strong performances with the US posting record-breaking sales while Australia also saw a major boost. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-25 01:03:16 UTC ]
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Coronet hits the high notes with Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s debut

Coronet will publish Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s debut Spinning Plates, offering “part memoir, part musings” and “how to navigate life in the face of failure and imperfection”.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-22 06:15:14 UTC ]
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Astronaut Hadfield to launch fiction debut with Quercus

Quercus is getting ready to launch the debut of astronaut Chris Hadfield, The Apollo Murders, branded "an exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race", this October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-09 16:29:44 UTC ]
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Goulding's 'empowering' non-fiction debut to Seven Dials

Seven Dials has acquired the non-fiction debut of pop star and fitness role model Ellie Goulding at auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 02:46:29 UTC ]
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France's bookshops report 3.3% sales dip in Covid-hit 2020

France's bricks-and-mortar booksellers have reported a year-on-year fall in sales of only 3.3% in 2020, despite a total of three months closure across two lockdowns, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-06 14:21:18 UTC ]
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10 Under-the-Radar Fantasy and Science Fiction Books From 2020

From talking tigers to automaton dragons and UFOs, find some of the best 2020 under the radar SFF books you may have missed, including Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Bite-size book reviews: Fiction our readers loved in 2020

Need a new novel? Classic adventures, satire, and dystopian science fiction top this year's round-up of reader book recommendations for fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Bite-size book reviews: Fiction our readers loved in 2020

Need a new novel? Classic adventures, satire, and dystopian science fiction top this year's round-up of reader book recommendations for fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-12-18 22:08:27 UTC ]
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Bite-size book reviews: Fiction our readers loved in 2020

Need a new novel? Classic adventures, satire, and dystopian science fiction top this year's round-up of reader book recommendations for fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-12-18 22:08:27 UTC ]
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