Detail of a stunning infographic showing the amount of consolidation that’s happened in the book industry, leading to the Big Five.
The Hot Sheet Index looks at the attendance and exhibitor statistics for BookExpo and at deals made at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Links of interest related to bookselling, publishing, and marketing.
Garth Stein’s keynote at Writer’s Digest Conference was a clear-eyed admission of how central marketing has become for bestselling authors.
Like the Authors Guild in the States, the Society of Authors is leading the way in the UK on publishing-contract reform.
At the Children’s Book Summit, Nielsen VP Jordan Rost suggested personal connection, not sales pitches, is what appeals to millennials.
The Authors Alliance debuted its first tool to help authors: a free online questionnaire to help determine the rights status of your work.
Amazon updated its customer review policy. The issue is a hotbed of discussion as authors surmise which reviews are deemed kosher.