At Digital Book World 2018 in Nashville, Data Guy from Author Earnings presented the latest figures from his paid service, Bookstat.
Hot Sheet Index reviewed US traditional publishing sales (by unit): 2018 YTD vs 2017 YTD. Change in overall print book sales: +2.5 percent.
News and Trends Publishers and agents are experiencing a wave of phishing scams. The perpetrators are requesting manuscripts, converting them to ebooks, and selling them online. Read Ed Nawotka in Publishers Weekly. Penguin Random House is building the “perfect” publishing house. It’s been five years since the merger of Penguin and Random House, and things are going well—at … Read more
The founding director of Kobo Writing Life joins the Oklahoma-based ebook distributor as it announces new services for authors.
In its annual report, Bowker reports on CreateSpace’s increasing dominance in self-published print titles and declines for Author Solutions.
For a site that offers 100 percent free content, Wattpad’s announcement last week of Wattpad Next—a premium content offering—was big news.
Barnes & Noble “has decided to enter into a formal review process to evaluate strategic alternatives for the company.”
The world’s largest trade show for the international book industry, Frankfurt Book Fair, was a determinedly political affair this year.