E-book and audio sales proving 'welcome ray of sunshine' for publishers

Publishers are seeing a surge in e-book and audio sales of up to 25% as readers escape the lockdown with feel-good fiction. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-23 02:30:27 UTC ]
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Book sales hit record highs in 2019, but publishers ‘now need help’

Figures for last year show sales of £6.3bn, up 20% on 2015, but the Publishers Association says sector needs government support to weather coronavirusBook sales in the UK hit record levels in 2019, driven by a surge in audiobook and nonfiction titles, according to new figures released as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-21 23:01:08 UTC ]
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PRH Audio partners with comic book publisher Rebellion

Penguin Random House UK has announced a new partnership between its audio division and Rebellion, a publisher of comic books, fiction and video games, in response to increasing demand for science fiction audio. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 22:09:16 UTC ]
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Educational Publishers File Suit to Block Sale of Pirated E-books

The country's largest educational publishers have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop pirate sites from illegally selling their e-books and have won a temporary restraining order. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Audio Publishers Association Survey: Nearly $1 Billion in 2018 Sales

The new annual sales survey from the APA shows audiobooks holding its market lead for growth in formats, with listening in cars on the upswing in 2018. The post Audio Publishers Association Survey: Nearly $1 Billion in 2018 Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-07-16 17:07:26 UTC ]
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Publishers Association: How Rights Sales Factor Into the UK’s Book Industry Revenues

‘The share of income from rights has steadily increased from 72 percent in 2013 to 80 percent in 2016,’ says the UK’s Publishers Association, in a report released this summer. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson In Five Years: A 90 Percent Rise in Rights Income hen Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US audio booms by 29% but overall publishing sales dip

American publishers’ total industry sales dipped slightly in 2017, but audio downloads continued to boom, rising by 28.8% year-on-year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comic Book Publishers, Faced With Flagging Sales, Look to Streaming

Inside the DC Universe Experience at Comic-Con International in San Diego. DC Entertainment used the interactive experience to promote its upcoming streaming service. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2018-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audio is publishing’s new star as sales soar across genres

Top thriller writer opts to publish solely in spoken-word format as demand risesWriters are turning to the spoken word as their preferred medium, encouraged by a boom in audiobook sales that is transforming publishing.This weekend, audio publisher Audible, owned by Amazon, released an audiobook... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US publishers' audio sales up 29% this year

Downloaded audio revenues in the US rose 29% in the first four months of this year by comparison to the same period in 2016, with April in particular surging to a 34% year-on-year rise, according to the latest figures from the Association of American Publishers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Print and audio book sales boost S&S revenue

Sales at Simon & Schuster grew 10% in the second quarter of 2017, hitting $206 million (£158m). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audio Publishers Association: Annual Survey Cites a Third Year of Strong US Audiobook Sales Growth

APA estimates show 2016's audiobook sales growth expanding by almost 20 percent again. Sixty-seven million Americans say they finished an audiobook. The post Audio Publishers Association: Annual Survey Cites a Third Year of Strong US Audiobook Sales Growth appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-07 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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A year in review: E-book sales fall for all but one of the UK’s biggest publishers

It was another year of digital contraction for the UK’s biggest publishers, who experienced a second consecutive year of declining ebook volumes in 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publisher removes 'adult humour' book from sale after outcry

US publisher Abrams is discontinuing the publication of Bad Little Children's Books in both the UK and America at the author's request after the book came under heavy fire on social media. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Authors, Publishers Donate Book Sales to Syrian Refugees

Some of the UK’s most famous authors and publishers are donating their earnings from book sales to raise £1m for Syrian refugees. The post UK Authors, Publishers Donate Book Sales to Syrian Refugees appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Publishing 2015: E-book Sales Level Off

E-book sales have leveled off for the most part in 2015 to date, continuing a trend that began last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales of Self-Published 'Rabbit' Sleep Book Top 29,000

After selling roughly 300 copies prior to last week, self-published picture book 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' moved more than 29,000 print copies in the week ended August 23. It's also rumored that the book were acquired by Random House for seven figures. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Argentine Publishers Chase YA Book Sales Boom

Seeing a boom in YA book sales, Argentine publishers are now chasing global trends and marketing to a younger demographic to help boost prospects. The post Argentine Publishers Chase YA Book Sales Boom appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Publishing Sales Execs Consider the Future of Book Pricing

A trio of international publishing sales executives reflect on the different attitudes toward book pricing across the world, wondering what the future holds. The post Publishing Sales Execs Consider the Future of Book Pricing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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