At BookExpo 2017, Kristen McLean from NPD Group presented worrisome data showing a decline in teen reading over the last two years.
The Hot Sheet reviews the percentage by age groups of people who read News online and the types of devices people use to view this info.
Traditional Publishing Penguin has closed Blue Rider Press. The line, established in 2011, will be moved to another Penguin imprint, Dutton. Read the announcement. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has partnered with the Gotham Group, a production company, to develop new works for book publication, film, and TV. YA novelist Tracy Deebs is the first author they’ve … Read more
Barnes & Noble’s fiscal year ended in April. We have earnings reports and commentary for the bookstore’s beleaguered performance in 2017.
Self-publishing authors have largely been unable to access meaningful international-rights-trading activity without an agent.
Cader underlines two key differences in how traditionally published and self-published authors make their money:
We are an industry that can’t accurately count its own output and can’t represent its value accurately because of incomplete data.
For those working in the book business, it can be easy to forget that books represent just a fraction of Amazon’s interests and profits.