After disappointing holiday sales at Barnes & Noble, company stock took a dip in January 2018. Chart reviews performance for the last year.
The Hot Sheet Index reported the top products on Amazon for 2017. Most read and gifted Kindle book in 2017: Origin by Dan Brown.
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In our final issue last year, we offered a look back at 2017 and meaningful takeaways for authors from industry news and trends. Now that we’re a week into 2018, here are some highlights from 2017 look-back articles, as well as some crystal-ball gazing from a variety of industry figures.
PubLaunch engages providers on behalf of the author, who can then crowdfund the money needed to pay those providers.
While pulling some data at the end of 2017, Goodreads uncovered a star title: Silent Child, a self-published novel by Sarah A. Denzil.
BookScan reflects a 1.9 percent gain in print book sales over 2016, driven by a near 7 percent gain in backlist sales.
Simon & Schuster chief Carolyn Reidy, said that Brexit will mean “an end to Britain trying to grab Europe as an exclusive market.”