These are 2019’s most-borrowed digital books.

Rakuten OverDrive, a platform for digital books (used by more than 43,000 libraries and schools worldwide), has released a list of its most-borrowed ebooks and audiobooks in 2019. There are no real surprises on the list, besides maybe the fact that so many people want to listen to a woman tell them to wash their […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-08 19:19:19 UTC ]
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OverDrive Reports Record Digital Borrowing in 2019

Public Libraries around the world generated a record level of digital content circulation in 2019, providing patrons access to more than 326 million e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines, according to a report by Rakuten OverDrive, a digital distribution vendor for libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2019: Why the Double-Digit Growth in Audiobooks Is Likely to Continue

For a second year in a row, the rapid growth of digital audio will be a hot topic at the London Book Fair, and that growth shows no signs of slowing down in 2019. PW recently caught up with Amanda D’Acierno, President & Publisher, Penguin Random House Audio Group to talk about audio’s rise,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Aid sends over 1.2m books in 2019

Book Aid International sent more than 1.2 million books to 26 countries in 2019, the charity has said in its end of year report. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Industry Notes: UK-based Book Aid International: 1.2 Million Books in 2019

The charity last year was at work in 23 refugee camps, 38 prison libraries, 1,567 schools, 635 public libraries, and more. The post Industry Notes: UK-based Book Aid International: 1.2 Million Books in 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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National Book Awards 2019 celebrate the vitality of books in our culture

A diverse group of writers was recognized by the National Book Foundation for shaping the literary landscape over the past year. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2019-11-22 15:24:09 UTC ]
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National Book Awards 2019 celebrate the vitality of books in our culture

A diverse group of writers was recognized by the National Book Foundation for shaping the literary landscape over the past year. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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National Book Awards 2019 celebrate the vitality of books in our culture

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2019: Markus Dohle Is Sold on the Future of the Book

In a reception at Penguin Random House's stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair, global CEO Markus Dohle again expressed his confidence in the future for both his company and the book industry in general. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Book Sales Off to a Slow Start for 2019

Will "political fatigue" end publishers' six year streak of print sales growth? At a late morning session dubbed The State of the Publishing Industry Today, David Walter, executive director, client development for NPD Books, told BookExpo attendees that growth in print sales is trending down,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The British Book Awards: 2019 Books of the Year Shortlists

The British Book Awards, or 'Nibbies'–which comprise both industry and book honors–today announce their books of the year shortlists. The post The British Book Awards: 2019 Books of the Year Shortlists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Hottest Topic of London Book Fair 2019: Brexit and the Books

'If there's no deal, GDP will reduce by 6 to 9 percentage points,' attorney Andrew Hood told a packed Olympia Room during London Book Fair. Unnerving tremors ran through the export-reliant UK books business—daily. The post The Hottest Topic of London Book Fair 2019: Brexit and the Books appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Children’s Books in China 2019: Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House

With the 12th anniversary of Beijing Dandelion Children’s Book House just around the corner, founder and editor-in-chief Sally Yan has embarked on a personal project to reread and reexamine her company’s bestsellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: The Blooming Interest in Books About Plants

While the pop-science segment remains as popular (pun intended) as ever in China, there has been a noticeable increase in the publication of titles related to plants. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: Everafter Books Publishing House

A great deal of investment, not to mention a wide network of contacts and plenty of chutzpah, was required to launch 'Within Pictures and Beyond Texts,' a quarterly publication that is the first of its kind in China. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: Thinkingdom Children’s Books

For Thinkingdom Children’s Books, the main goal in creating its first series of original children’s picture books goes beyond “helping every kid to become a book lover,” which has been the company’s motto since 2003. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: The Chinese Children’s Book Market Is Still on a Roll

The oft-quoted numbers remain as compelling as ever: 370 million people under the age of 18, an additional 17.5 million babies born annually, and at least 600 active publishers in the children’s book industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2019: What a New Regime in Mexico Means for the Book Business

PW talks to Fernando Esteves, Managing Director of Ediciones SM in Mexico, about the state of the Mexican book business, and what lies ahead in 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Book Awards Expanded for 2019 in Children’s Books, Small Presses

The annual British Book Awards, with winners to be announced May 13, are widening their recognition of independent publishers and of nonfiction and illustrated work in children's books. The post British Book Awards Expanded for 2019 in Children’s Books, Small Presses appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: The New, Digital Faces of the Frankfurt Book Fair

For all the talk of ebooks, and the state of the book market, the number of new digital startups at the Frankfurt Book Fair is an indicator of the industry's health. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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