Egmont group reports 'good year' but prepares for 'challenging' 2020

Scandinavian media group Egmont has reported a "good year" in its latest financial results with a record revenue of €1.7bn in 2019, but has warned 2020 is expected to be a "challenging year" due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Mosse reflects on 25 years of the Women’s Prize as 2020 event prepares to go online

A quarter of a century after the Women’s Prize for Fiction launched, co-founder Kate Mosse looks at how it has helped to change the publishing landscape and looks ahead to its virtual ceremony. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Teicher Reports on Another Good Year for Indies

In a year-end holiday letter ABA CEO Oren Teicher thanked publishers for reducing the cost of goods, enabling bookstores to be more profitable. He also said sales were up 5% for the year over 2017. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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English PEN reports 'challenging year'

English PEN has reported a deficit of close to £90,00 in its annual report for the year ending 31st March 2016, describing it as "a challenging year". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Egmont group's profits rise in 'best year ever'

Denmark-based Egmont Group said it achieved its “best year ever” in 2014, as pre-tax profit for the year totalled €127m (£92.5m), a 36% increase from 2013. All divisions recorded improvements in their underlying operations and overall revenues for 2014 grew 10% to €1.6bn (£1.2bn). Ebitda... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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World Book Day sales soar year on year as campaign report assesses engagement

Sales of World Book Day (WBD) titles soared by more than 50% in comparison to last year, with 469,274 copies in total shifted in the week of the event, sales figures have shown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Travel publishers report sales uptick but warn it may take years to return to normal

Travel publishers have reported an uptick in sales in recent months as coronavirus restrictions have eased. However many warn it may be “years” until things return to normal, with some pivoting towards popular UK and activity-based guides.     Continue reading at The Bookseller

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U.S. Book Show: Key Findings from Project Panorama's 'Immersive Media & Books 2020' Report

Professors Rachel Noorda and Kathi Inman Berens offer a 21-minute presentation of some key findings from their groundbreaking survey report 'Immersive Media & Books 2020.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The plot of ‘The Plot’ — the best thriller of the year (so far) — is too good to give away

The new novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the author behind “The Undoing,” is a sharp and twisty tale of literary paranoia. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Hachette Book Group Announces Diversity Progress in 2020

The Hachette Book Group workforce in 2020 was 3.9 percent black, the company says, 6.7 percent Asian, 20 percent Hispanic or Latinx. The post Hachette Book Group Announces Diversity Progress in 2020 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Hachette Book Group Saw Diversity Gains in Staff, Book Acquisitions in 2020

BIPOC employees represented 47.8% of new hires by the Hachette Book Group in 2020, and the percentage of titles acquired from BIPOC authors and illustrators increased to 29%, from 22%. CEO Michael Pietsch acknowledged that despite the improvement, much more work needs to be done. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Report: Bible Usage Rose in 2020

The American Bible Society finds the turmoil of 2020 prompted more people to open their Bibles, seeking comfort and wisdom, but they didn’t always get the message. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The UK’s Publishers Association 2020 Report: ‘In the Face of COVID’

Amid the challenges of the pandemic year 2020, the United Kingdom's overall publishing market rose 2 percent. The post The UK’s Publishers Association 2020 Report: ‘In the Face of COVID’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Report: Russian Book Market Down 20 Percent in 2020

Publishers in Russia talk of little hope of a turnaround in 2021, describing a book market that was sliding before the pandemic. The post Report: Russian Book Market Down 20 Percent in 2020 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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France’s New Report: 2020 Has ‘Converted’ Many Readers

In an 11th survey, the French book business sees continued adoption of digital book formats, confirming the 'digital acceleration' in the pandemic. The post France’s New Report: 2020 Has ‘Converted’ Many Readers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Springer Nature Reports on 2020: ‘Sustainable Business’

In both corporate social responsibility and in content production as a major academic publisher, Springer Nature had a big 2020. The post Springer Nature Reports on 2020: ‘Sustainable Business’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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2020’s most challenged books include ‘The Hate U Give’ and others about race

The list, compiled by the American Library Association, is meant to inform the public about censorship. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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2020 Was a Tough Year for Comics Shops

Comics retailers struggled throughout 2020. Here's what they've learned from pushing through the pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PRH’s Markus Dohle on Bertelsmann’s 2020 Profit Report

'Globally, people turned to books' in 2020, Markus Dohle says, and Penguin Random House parent Bertelsmann reports on a strong year. The post PRH’s Markus Dohle on Bertelsmann’s 2020 Profit Report appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Federation of European Publishers’ New COVID-19 Impact Report: Europe Closes 2020 Down 2 to 5 Percent

A first look at the new report on Europe's book publishing markets highlights the range of impact felt in the first year of the pandemic. The post Federation of European Publishers’ New COVID-19 Impact Report: Europe Closes 2020 Down 2 to 5 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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