Sweden’s BookBeat Rides High on the Pandemic’s Audiobook Boom

Subscribers to audiobook subscription platform BookBeat are growing during the coronavirus pandemic, with bestsellers and well-known authors performing best. The post Sweden’s BookBeat Rides High on the Pandemic’s Audiobook Boom appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-20 13:45:35 UTC ]
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Wiley Ends Fiscal 2021 on High Note

Helped by a strong performance in the fourth quarter ended April 30, 2021, revenue at John Wiley rose 6% in fiscal year 2021 over fiscal 2020. The company reported operating income of $185 million. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Global publishing heads debate pandemic impact at BolognaBookPlus

Publishing heads from around the world discussed supply chain issues, the rise of online sales, subscription models and the dominance of Amazon at a round table event this week for BolognaBookPlus, the new general trade arm of the Bologna Book Fair.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 10:29:37 UTC ]
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Growth of Online Sales Cushioned Pandemic Blow at Indigo

Online sales jumped 127% at Indigo Books & Music in fiscal year 2021 over FY 2020, partially offsetting a 34% decline in sales through its physical stores. Still, sales dropped 5.5% in the year, and the bookseller's losses deepened. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Audio Publishers Association Cites 12-Percent 2020 US Audiobook Revenue Growth

In 2020, the Audio Publishers Association sales report finds more than 71,000 audiobooks were published in the US, up 39 percent over 2019. The post Audio Publishers Association Cites 12-Percent 2020 US Audiobook Revenue Growth appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-06-01 13:14:36 UTC ]
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APA Says Audiobook Sales Rose 12% in 2020

The Audio Publishers Association’s annual review of the audiobook market found another year of double-digit sales increases as well as a profound shift in listening habits. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The best audiobooks for your summer drive, sorted by length — and who’s in the car

Our summer playlist will carry you across the country or just get you through beach traffic. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-27 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Joanna Ho Knows the Virtue of Patience. She’s a High School Vice Principal

Her debut picture book is a best seller, but the road to get there wasn’t always easy. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-05-27 09:00:04 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Booksellers on Navigating a Post-Pandemic World

A panel of indie booksellers discussed survival in a post-pandemic world, including the impact upon them of Amazon's predatory practices, and called upon publishers to recognize the e-tail giant's effects on independent bookselling as an industry-wide problem. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Is Literary IP as Valuable in a Post-Pandemic Hollywood?

Production companies remain eager to acquire new material, U.S. Book Show panelists discussing literary IP agreed—although how the relationship between theaters and streaming services plays out, they added, is far from decided. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Political Books and the Trump ‘Sugar High’

In a conversation at the U.S. Book Show, two agents and two editors provided an in-depth look at perhaps the most heated issue in publishing in 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Publishers Fight Pandemic Blues with the Backlist

Backlist titles have been a key driver of sales for trade book publishers over the last 12 months. At a U.S. Book Show panel, representatives from four major houses discussed strategies on how to continue to build a publisher’s backlist revenue. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘We Always Rise.’ A Black-Owned Bookstore in Newark Navigates the Pandemic

Source of Knowledge has been a Newark mainstay for decades. It survived the past year thanks to the generosity of its customers and an owner who provides more than just books. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-05-22 09:00:26 UTC ]
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Marie Claire owner reports record profits on back of Covid reading boom

Future’s share price soars as it says full-year results will be ‘materially ahead’ of expectationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFuture, the owner of magazines from Marie Claire to Metal Hammer and sites such as TechRadar and GoCompare, has reported record revenues... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-05-19 12:15:47 UTC ]
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High court casts doubt on media companies’ claim of not being responsible for defamatory comments on social media posts

News Corp and Fairfax Media challenge ruling they are liable for defamatory comments on their Facebook postsThe high court has cast doubt on media companies’ claims that they are not responsible for defamatory comments on their social media posts. Fairfax Media and News Corp have taken the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-05-18 07:19:27 UTC ]
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London Book Fair: Pandemic Issues Play Into Education Conference

London Book Fair's 'What Works?' education conference will take a series of looks at educational issues arising from the pandemic. The post London Book Fair: Pandemic Issues Play Into Education Conference appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-05-14 21:02:00 UTC ]
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Pandemic Survey Finds NYC Writers, Lit Organizations Face Economic Loss

A new survey examining the impact of the pandemic on New York City’s literary community found that 75% of the city’s literary organizations reported some financial loss over the last year, with some organizations reporting losses as high as $100,000. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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RBmedia Buys M-H Professional Audiobook Business

RBmedia has acquired the audiobook publishing business of McGraw-Hill Professional in a deal that adds about 400 business books to the audio publisher's list, chief content officer Troy Juliar said. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Rankin's A Song for the Dark Times hits the high note in top spot

Ian Rankin's A Song for the Dark Times (Orion) has clearly struck a chord with the book-buying public, reaching a crescendo in its first full week on sale and hitting the UK Official Top 50 number one spot. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-11 02:14:07 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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Update your playlist with these great new audiobooks

A fascinating history of a wily bird, a classic love story and a darkly comic thriller. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-07 16:00:00 UTC ]
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