This chart from the Association of American Publishers compares book sales (by format) from 2011 to 2016 for the first half of the year.
The Hot Sheet Index looks at revenue growth for the first half of 2016 for some key areas like YA, religious, and adult publishing.
Links of interest covering trends, self-publishing, and marketing.
The Oxford Literary Festival has reversed its earlier refusal to pay authors. The festival will now pay authors to speak at its festival.
The UK’s Society of Authors cries foul on deep-discount deals many publishing contracts carry, which operate to the disadvantage of authors.
Tredition provides a white-glove service to publishers who want a self-publishing wing and to newspapers and universities.
Barnes & Noble released their quarterly earnings report: revenues fell 4%, which they blamed on lower store traffic during election season.
The AAP figures confirm that book sales were down 3.4 percent, driven primarily by a dropoff in ebook sales and higher print returns.