Patreon released recent stats showing an uptick in patron support due to the pandemic. Artists have generated more than $2 billion.
The Hot Sheet Index reviewed statistics regarding Patreon membership and financing artists and their work for 2017 and 2020.
Publishing in a Pandemic UK bookshops report a sales boom. Stores are reporting their best first week of September since records began. Read Alison Flood in The Guardian. Pros and cons of virtual events from the publisher’s and bookseller’s perspective. One key takeaway: if an author is doing a series of events to . . . This content … Read more
Trailblazes looks at opportunities, launches and startups like the news that Cherry Lake Publishing adding a new graphic novel imprint: Torch Graphic Press.
In response to the pandemic, publishers are implementing and improving online direct-to-consumer sales; meanwhile, libraries continue to see high demand and patronage.
The authors designed an algorithm to read the bestsellers and come up with the hallmarks of bestseller DNA.
In an industry-facing Q&A, James Daunt makes a case for trusting local booksellers with decisions that maximize book sales.
Hot Shots looks at publishing news recently in the headlines like the news that Audible Escape will be discontinued.