Blockchain’s potential value to authors, as evangelized by its fans, is most easily understood as a sort of financial copyright.
Closing image: The rising popularity of poetry on social media is driving a resurgence in poetry book sales in the United States. Learn more from NPD.
The Hot Sheet Index reviews the percentage of poetry books sold by Instapoets in the last year as well as the growth of poetry since 2015.
News and Trends Three of the largest publishers saw flat sales in 2018. Simon & Schuster and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the two smallest of the large publishers, did better than their rivals. Jim Milliot in Publishers Weekly looks at the lack of growth in the US and Western markets. How Trump is shaking up acquisitions in New … Read more
Dana Beth Weinberg and Adam Kapelner of Queens College compared gender discrimination in traditional book publishing vs. self-publishing.
Amazon unwittingly serves as a means to launder money via self-published books. The Authors Guild has raised a warning flag.
KU pays authors per page read, but the funds come from a communal pool—meaning anyone cheating the system is also cheating other authors.
That effort to whistle past the grave possibilities was dear to many UK publishing folks this spring at the London Book Fair (LBF).