According to the Pew Research Center, social media use has plateaued. Only Instagram has seen a small uptick in use in 2019.
The Hot Sheet Index reviewed the reading habits of Canadians as reported by Booknet Canada. The Kindle seeing usage by 39 percent.
Trends Welcome to the new golden age of rom-com. We’re all looking for feel-good entertainment in uncertain times. Read Maggie Gordon in The Houston Chronicle. “Light novels” are an emerging genre in North America. Translated from Japanese, a light novel is a work of prose with manga-style illustrations.
Three of the four main agencies have countersued the writers for refusing to condone agency packaging with studios.
Scribd’s creation of free, short summaries of nonfiction books has rankled publishers—who were not contacted in advance.
It’s tougher to sell political books these days, but one thing hasn’t changed: authors need a tribe if they want to land a book deal.
One thing you can count on with social media, it’s changes are on the way—often those changes directly affect author marketing and promotion.
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) filed a statement with the FTC laying out the US book business’s grievances against Amazon.