The US children’s publisher Lee & Low Books first started researching diversity in the book-publishing industry in 2015.
The Hot Sheet Index reviewed Amazon bestsellers. New Hunger Games book Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Sells More Than 500,000 Copies.
News DC abruptly ends distribution through Diamond. DC said the move was a result of the pandemic and the end of its contract with Diamond. Diamond is the dominant distributor of comics in North America and has distributed DC for 25 years; recently, it stopped paying publishers like DC due to the pandemic. Read Calvin Reid in … Read more
Trailblazes reviews opportunities, launches, and startups including Kobo expanding reach to libraries for its self-published authors.
Librarians struggle with prioritizing and meeting needs of their communities—including vulnerable populations—as digital lending increases.
Print book sales are down only half a percent versus 2019, but booksellers and publishers alike worry the worst is still ahead.
Hot Shots reviewed recent publishing news in the headlines like US protests have directly affected book sales and bookstores.
Expansion into additional genres, media, and markets may further boost the already robust audiobook trade