Lockdown's online shift fuelling 'crazy' market for big name authors, Redmayne says

A “seismic shift” to online shopping during the pandemic has fuelled a “crazy” market for acquisitions of big names, HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne has said. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 23:24:16 UTC ]
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Lockdown's online shift fuelling 'crazy' market for big name authors, Redmayne says

A “seismic shift” to online shopping during the pandemic has fuelled a “crazy” market for acquisitions of big names, HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 23:24:16 UTC ]
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Spain’s Book Market: 40 Percent More Online Buying During Lockdown

A new study of the book market in Spain shows consumers are reading more during the pandemic lockdown, buying more books online, and still prefer print over digital. The post Spain’s Book Market: 40 Percent More Online Buying During Lockdown appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-07-21 14:30:43 UTC ]
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Spanish Author Javier Castillo Meets 60,000 Fans Online During Coronavirus Lockdown

The Snow Girl by bestselling author Javier Castillo came out two days before Spain's coronavirus lockdown. So his publisher Suma took his 30-city book tour online—where thousands of fans were waiting. The post Spanish Author Javier Castillo Meets 60,000 Fans Online During Coronavirus Lockdown... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-09 14:00:21 UTC ]
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Authors Guild warns authors over contributing online articles for free

Writers are contributing to the fall in their incomes by penning free pieces for large companies in the hope that it will raise their profile and lead to book sales, Roxana Robinson, president of The Authors Guild, has told The Bookseller. She also said that Amazon was devaluing books and writing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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RuPaul Launches Author-Owned Online Book Marketplace

Allstora, an e-commerce platform with a wholesale membership model, promises to split profits with authors and offer books at steep discounts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Pietsch Touts New Marketing Efforts in Letter to Authors

In his last annual letter to authors as Hachettte Book Group CEO, Michael Pietsch hit on a number of topics, including the publisher’s steps to improve its marketing efforts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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'Big Bang of Numbers' – The Conversation's book club explores how math alone could create the universe with author Manil Suri

A book-length thought experiment uses math to investigate some of life’s big questions. Continue reading at The Conversation

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Canadians aren't big on talking openly about class. This author says that needs to change

Toronto Star books editor Deborah Dundas says that even though class divisions exist in Canada, we don't talk about them openly. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-05-27 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s authors of colour published in UK rose to 11.7% of market in 2021

BookTrust research shows, however, that the overall picture ‘remains far from representative’ with some writers and illustrators reporting tokenismNew research has found that 11.7% of children’s book creators published in the UK in 2021 were people of colour, up from 5.6% in 2017.Despite the big... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-11-23 06:01:50 UTC ]
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Amazon's updated e-book return policy looks like a big win for authors

Anyone who has been taking advantage of Amazon's liberal return policy regarding e-books could soon be in for a shock. That's because following discussions with the Authors Guild, Amazon has agreed to block automatic returns on digital books that are more than 10 percent read. Currently, the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-09-23 19:10:20 UTC ]
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Undisputed “World’s Greatest Author” finally lands Big 5 publishing deal.

Yes, it’s Tingle Time. One of my all-time favorite literary personalities, the greatest self-published author to ever live, Chuck Tingle, has signed a two-novel deal with Tor’s Nightfire imprint. Per the Publishers Marketplace announcement, the first book, Camp Damascus, is about “a group of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-29 15:04:14 UTC ]
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Why Authors Love You When You Leave a Book Review Online

Why do authors always ask for readers to leave reviews? Do reviews really help sell their books? Bottom line: yes. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-03-30 10:35:00 UTC ]
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Southern New Mexico digital marketing firm reports big growth, aims to increase national presence

Fast-growing digital media company Sinuate Media is pivoting its business model with pre-packaged marketing platforms to help small companies compete with bigger fish. Sinuate CEO and founder Leah Messina told Business First that the knowledge needed to use digital marketing tools has increased... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2022-01-27 23:14:12 UTC ]
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Lockdown shifts in children's reading explored by WBD

Statistics suggest that while at the start of the pandemic many children and parents embraced books, reading has now reduced in 2021, while access remains a critical issue particularly for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-01 02:38:48 UTC ]
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Publicists get inventive to boost debut authors during 'tough' lockdown

Resourceful publicists are having to be inventive to launch debuts as the lockdown rumbles on and shops remain closed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-23 09:01:07 UTC ]
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Sourcebooks Forms E-Commerce and Online Marketing Department

The expanded department’s objective, Sourcebooks said, is to drive online sales for all of the publisher’s retail partners. The unit will be overseen by Mike Zuccato. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Two authors expose the deceptive, self-aggrandizing absurdity of online life

Lauren Oyler’s “Fake Accounts” and Patricia Lockwood’s “No One Is Talking About This” critique our Internet-attenuated lives. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-10 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Print market soars following second lockdown

For the first full week following the lifting of lockdown restrictions in early December, the print market sold 9.17 million books for £84.7m through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market—15% up in volume and 17% in value against the same week in 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-20 21:38:05 UTC ]
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Lockdown drives 'explosive' online sales across formats, says BookStat's Abbassi

The past six months have seen “explosive” online sales with print books up by 45%, e-books by 30% and audio increasing 28%, according to figures from Bookstat c.e.o. Paul Abbassi. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-19 01:00:03 UTC ]
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YA sees 43% boost post-lockdown as children's market swells

Young Adult books saw a huge 43% rise in post-lockdown sales by value as the children's sector as a whole swelled to 33% of the market once shops reopened. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 00:01:16 UTC ]
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