What the sale of a major American book publisher means for authors, the industry — and you

Book publisher Simon & Schuster's sale to investment firm KKR is novel in many ways, but also part of a long-term trend. History tells us to expect the unexpected. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-08-08 17:35:35 UTC ]
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What the sale of a major American book publisher means for authors, the industry — and you

Book publisher Simon & Schuster's sale to investment firm KKR is novel in many ways, but also part of a long-term trend. History tells us to expect the unexpected. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-08-08 17:35:35 UTC ]
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German publisher halts sale of top author’s books after leak reveals he received €600,000 from Putin ally

Broadcaster NDR launches investigation after Hubert Seipel admits receiving support for work on two books on Russian leaderA German publisher has announced a stop to the sale of books authored by a leading journalist and Russia expert after an investigation showed he had received at least... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-11-15 14:31:23 UTC ]
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‘There’s an industry-wide mental health crisis’: authors and publishers on why the books sector needs to change

After a survey revealed the stresses that authors face when placed in the spotlight for the first time, publishing houses and industry bodies have pledged extra training and pastoral careAuthor and publisher welfare has been a hot topic in the books industry of late. Publishing houses, trade... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-18 15:13:43 UTC ]
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Publishers Association: How Rights Sales Factor Into the UK’s Book Industry Revenues

‘The share of income from rights has steadily increased from 72 percent in 2013 to 80 percent in 2016,’ says the UK’s Publishers Association, in a report released this summer. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson In Five Years: A 90 Percent Rise in Rights Income hen Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Authors, Publishers Donate Book Sales to Syrian Refugees

Some of the UK’s most famous authors and publishers are donating their earnings from book sales to raise £1m for Syrian refugees. The post UK Authors, Publishers Donate Book Sales to Syrian Refugees appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Self-Publishing Is Good for You … and Authors and the Book Industry

The real beneficiary of the DIY book boom is the publishing industry itself. The post Self-Publishing Is Good for You … and Authors and the Book Industry appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Book Publishing Industry Raises Copyright Alarm: ‘Save Our Books’

'The biggest threat to our industry post-Brexit,' says the Publishers Association, is an 'international copyright exhaustion framework.' The post UK Book Publishing Industry Raises Copyright Alarm: ‘Save Our Books’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-06-07 17:22:58 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO

Kuala Lumpur is the 2020 World Book capital; more political books in the US released and compete with growing sales of Woodward's 'Fear'; and PRH has a new CFO. The post Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing industry's 'Super Thursday' to see more than 500 books published

Thursday in October heralds book industry’s major assault on the Christmas marketThe nature of that rectangular parcel under the Christmas tree can now be predicted: it could well be a new cook book by Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay or Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, just like last year.Or it might... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing Industry Sales Were Flat in the First Quarter of 2023

Trade publishing sales saw declines in the first quarter, precipitated by drops in the adult nonfiction and children's/YA categories, although audio continues to be a bright spot. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-05-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing Industry Sales Were Flat in November

Gains in both the children's/young adult books and religion categories were enough to offset declines in the other major segments in November at the 1,225 publishers that report sales to the AAP. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing Industry Sales Rose 1.8% in October

Results were buoyed by strong sales in higher education course materials, which were up 17.9%, and at religious presses, which saw a 12.2% bump, in conjunction with a 1.5% increase in sales of adult books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Five years and 2m copies later, self-published author lands UK book deal

Norfolk-based crime writer JM Dalgliesh topped the Amazon and Kindle bestsellers before being signed by a traditional publisher In 2018, JM Dalgliesh was a stay-at-home father when he sent his first crime novel to six literary agents, only to receive polite rejection letters – or no response at... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-12-17 09:00:23 UTC ]
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Sales Remain Sluggish for Big Book Publishers

Three of the Big Five publishers struggled in the first nine months of 2023, according to recent financial results, as the industry coped with sagging sales and rising costs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt: Swedish, Lithuanian Publishers See Booming Children’s Book Sales

Two publishers in Frankfurt are seeing success with up-and-coming children's book authors, both at home and through foreign rights deals. The post Frankfurt: Swedish, Lithuanian Publishers See Booming Children’s Book Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-10-20 11:38:33 UTC ]
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Publishing Industry Sales Rebounded in August

Following a July slump, book sales were up 8.5% in August at the 1,233 publishers that supply data to AAP’s StatShot program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon restricts authors from self-publishing more than three books a day after AI concerns

The company announced the new limitations after an influx of suspected AI-generated material was listed for sale but said that ‘very few’ publishers will be affectedAmazon has created a new rule limiting the number of books that authors can self-publish on its site to three a day, after an... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-09-20 16:22:58 UTC ]
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Publishing Industry Sales Slumped in July

Book sales fell 10.9% in July at the 1,233 publishers that supply data to AAP’s StatShot program. Sales of adult books dropped 4.6%, and children's/young adult book sales declined 10.7%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah Book Authority Announces its 2023 Publishers Conference

The three-day Publishers Conference professional program this year runs October 29 to 31, just ahead of Sharjah International Book Fair. The post Sharjah Book Authority Announces its 2023 Publishers Conference appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-09-18 17:22:40 UTC ]
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Amazon removes books ‘generated by AI’ for sale under author’s name

Jane Friedman claims she had to fight against Amazon’s refusal to remove the misattributed titles because she had not trademarked her nameFive books for sale on Amazon were removed after author Jane Friedman complained that the titles were falsely listed as being written by her. The books, which... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-08-09 14:28:36 UTC ]
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