According to the 2019 Library Journal Materials Survey, top circulating fiction categories—for print and ebook format—mystery and suspense.
The Hot Sheet Index reviewed the types of materials circulating in US libraries as of 2018. Print books made up 57 percent of materials.
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The Author’s Guild makes the point that the key form of pirated book is digital. The Guild lists three forms of book piracy.
In the States, we’ve had the Amazon Charts rankings since May 2017, but only on July 24 were they rolled out to the UK and German markets.
With the US industry heavily dependent on printing work done in China, the threat of new tariffs is deeply concerning.
Obtaining definitive or long-term data on authors’ ebook earnings—much less on how libraries affect retail sales—is not easy.
Major publishers are revisiting how they make ebooks available to libraries—with Macmillan deciding to embargo new releases for two months.