According to NPD BookScan, ebook unit sales increased by 31 percent in April 2020 compared to ebook unit sales for March 2020.
The Hot Sheet Index reviewed the print bestsellers for 2020 so far. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins had the top spot.
News The Association of American Publishers has released industry sales figures for 2019. All combined, traditional publishers’ revenues were up a bit more than 1 percent versus 2018. The ebook format saw declining revenue of nearly 5 percent in 2019, with an overall five-year decline of 30 percent. (That trend promises to be reversed in 2020. … Read more
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Several US publishers filed a lawsuit against Internet Archive over its provocative move to establish an online National Emergency Library.
Authors who pay for advertising on Amazon can now see the effect on pages read through Kindle Unlimited—a potential gamechanger.
Trade book publishing is now seeing its best unit sales since 2010, but some categories are performing better than others.
Hot Shots looks at publishing news recently in the headlines like US book sales continuing their upward trajectory; big-box stores are helping.