UK Opens Third Annual ‘Love Audio’ Week, Not Loving VAT on Audiobooks

Even as the UK's Publishers Association opens its 'Love Audio' campaign, London hasn't taken the cue from Brussels and dropped its VAT rate on audiobooks. The post UK Opens Third Annual ‘Love Audio’ Week, Not Loving VAT on Audiobooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-10 11:56:26 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

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Industry Notes: Europeana Opens ‘Literary Tour’; Trio in UK Opens Literary Events Consultancy

Keyed on World Book Day, the cultural heritage platform Europeana opens a literature focus, as a new consultancy for festivals opens in the UK. The post Industry Notes: Europeana Opens ‘Literary Tour’; Trio in UK Opens Literary Events Consultancy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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International Notes: Open Road Acquires Iconic UK and US Titles; Germany’s De Gruyter Reorganizes Open Access

Ebook rights to works of Joan Didion, Joyce Carol Oates, and Philip Pullman go to Open Road, while Germany's De Gruyter ups its ante in Open Access. The post International Notes: Open Road Acquires Iconic UK and US Titles; Germany’s De Gruyter Reorganizes Open Access appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK BA Reveals 79 UK Bookstores Closed in 2012, 39 Opened

The Booksellers Association in the UK latest membership figures for the year 2012 revealed 79 stores closed, 39 opened and total membership was 3,580. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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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

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The Proof is in the Audio: How Proof Listeners Make Sure the Audiobook Matches the Print

Have you ever wondered who's responsible for making sure an audiobook matches the print? It's proof listeners! Continue reading at Book Riot

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The UK’s IPG Opens Registration for its International Publishing Forum

The UK's Independent Publishers Guild is holding two days of informational and networking events in March at its International Publishing Forum. The post The UK’s IPG Opens Registration for its International Publishing Forum appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Calibre Audiobook Charity Joins the UK’s Big Give Holiday Challenge

The Calibre Audio charity for readers who have print disabilities is hoping to add 48 new audiobooks to its library this holiday season. The post Calibre Audiobook Charity Joins the UK’s Big Give Holiday Challenge appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-12-02 20:32:53 UTC ]
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Pandemic drives ebook and audiobook sales by UK publishers to all-time high

Printed book sales plunge in first six months of 2020 on back of shop and school closuresSee all our coronavirus coverageSales of digital books by British publishers are set to hit an all-time high this year as the public turns to reading to escape pandemic cabin fever.However, the ebook and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Blue Ivy Carter adds to her resumé with 'Hair Love' audiobook narration

Blue Ivy Carter, the 8-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, narrates the audiobook adaptation of Matthew A. Cherry's Oscar-winning "Hair Love." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Blue Ivy Carter is narrating the audiobook adaptation of the short film Hair Love.

Do you feel old yet? If the answer is yes, then join the club! Today, director and author Matthew A. Cherry announced via Twitter that Blue Ivy Carter (that’s right: Beyoncé and Jay Z’s eight-year-old daughter) is the narrator of the audiobook adaptation of his 2019 animated short film Hair... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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39th Annual Banned Books Week

The end of this month marks the 39th annual Banned Books Week, a celebration of the freedom to read, to express and exchange ideas. Perhaps it goes without saying that absent such liberties, there would be no Los Angeles Review of Books. But while books of all stripes keep us occupied here at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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'We haven't seen anything like it since Harry Potter': UK bookshops report record week

With books delayed by the pandemic reaching shops alongside other titles aimed at the Christmas market, the trade has seen sales boomBooksellers up and down the UK are reporting a boom in sales since readers returned to bookshops after the lockdown, with the first avalanche of Christmas titles... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-11 12:40:19 UTC ]
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DHA focuses on fiction for New Writers Open Week

David Higham Associates (DHA) is running a series of events for adult and children’s fiction writers in its next New Writers Open Week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘Race and Power’: The UK’s Cambridge University Press Opens Free Access

Hoping to 'not just voice outrage,' but also to 'provide research and data,' the oldest publisher offers expert writings in 'Race and Power.' The post ‘Race and Power’: The UK’s Cambridge University Press Opens Free Access appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-27 16:09:01 UTC ]
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Koomson 'finds her Verity' as Gbeleyi lands audio role after open casting call

Maria Gbeleyi has been chosen as the voice of Verity Gillmare in the audio version of Dorothy Koomson’s new novel, All My Lies are True (Headline). The announcement follows an open casting call, "Find My Verity", designed to bring more black female voices into the world of audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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UK’s National Literary Trust Research Finds Benefits of Audiobooks for Kids

A report commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT. The post UK’s National Literary Trust Research Finds Benefits of Audiobooks for Kids appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-07-06 15:29:18 UTC ]
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An open letter to UK publishing from the Black Writers' Guild

The protest movement sweeping the world since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has forced an international soul searching to understand the pervasive racial inequalities that haunt most sectors of our society. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PRH Audio to release audiobook anthology for mindful living in lockdown

Penguin Random House Audio is bringing together wellbeing experts, including fitness author Chloe Madeley and performance coach Sara Milne Rowe, in a new audio anthology, The Here and Now. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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