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'

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New UK Competition to Find the “Next Big Thing” in Kids Books

A new competition to find the “next big thing” in children’s literature is being launched by the UK’s National Literary Trust and Bloomsbury Children’s Books. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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How to Find a Literary Agent: Finding Agents Appropriate for Your Writing

Literary agents are the gate keepers of the publishing world, but not all agents represent all genres of writing. This post shares how to find a literary agent appropriate for your writing project, including links to agents representing various genres. The post How to Find a Literary Agent:... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

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

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Yoto is a podcast and audiobook machine built for kids

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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

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Danger and Depth in Literary Thrillers: This Month’s Audiobook Recommendations

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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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Nielsen Book Releases Australian Audiobook Consumer Research

What's reported to be the first study of audiobook consumer behavior in Australia points to a new, young audience for the format. The post Nielsen Book Releases Australian Audiobook Consumer Research appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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A Literary Festival for Diverse Voices Finds a Home Online

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As Audiobook Market Grows, Narrators of Color Find Their Voice

Publishers are increasingly seeking out audio talent that reflects the race and experience of the books’ authors and characters. But what constitutes a black, Latino or Asian voice? Continue reading at The New York Times

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5 Audiobook Story Collections Offering Quick Literary Escape

While many readers have understandably found refuge from pandemic anxiety with thick biographies and door-stopping classics, others have had trouble focusing for long periods. With work laptops constantly open and homeschooled children orbiting, the solution to our short attention spans might be... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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UK National Newspaper Print Sales Plunge Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

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UK national newspaper print sales plunge amid coronavirus lockdown

Some titles fall up to 39% as publishers grapple with selling copies with shops shut and transport hubs closedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrint sales for the UK’s biggest national newspapers slumped by as much as 39% last month, as the coronavirus lockdown shut... Continue reading at The Guardian

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How Local Literary Communities Can Find Strength During Social Distancing

A local virtual book club strengthens the local literary scene, cultivates a diverse community, and celebrates the power of stories and books. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Greg James and Chris Smith team up with National Literacy Trust to launch new series

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India’s National Book Trust To Produce ‘Corona Studies Series’

Even as New Delhi's air quality improves during the nation's lockdown, the National Book Trust is developing content responsive to the COVID-19 crisis. The post India’s National Book Trust To Produce ‘Corona Studies Series’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Free Books for Kids: Great Resources for Ebooks and Audiobooks

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UK national newspaper sales plummet under Covid-19 lockdown

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