The Ripped Bodice bookstore recently released their annual report on diversity in romance publishing.
News The National Endowment for the Arts will distribute $135 million to arts organizations. The money is part of the American Rescue Plan recently passed by Congress. The NEH has also received $135 million for cultural organizations. Read Ed Nawotka in Publishers Weekly. A bipartisan bill would give US media companies the ability to collectively . . … Read more
Brazen is a new imprint that will publish “books to embolden” starting later this year.
US-based digital book subscription service Scribd has established its own audiobook imprint, with 40 titles available so far.
For years, Penguin Random House has been using its own in-house developed platform, Ahab, to find and hire voice actors for its audiobooks.
Literati was in the news recently for raising $40 million in funding to support its print book subscriptions for children.
A dearth of manufacturers and workers is contributing to diminished capacity in book printing and paper production.
The pandemic has brought a peak in book sales—both print and audio—that continues even as readers resume their normal lives.
The strict ABC employment test in the proposed PRO Act could erode freelancer rights and opportunities.
In 2020, sales were driven by backlist; the same trend is now shaping 2021. So far this year, print book sales are up by 22 percent.