NPD BookScan recently released print sales figures for 2021 (ending July 31, 2021), showing 15 percent growth against 2020.
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Seventy2One publishes novellas, short story collections, and other brief works. The imprint is a division of Massive Overheads Productions, in the UK.
Marysue Rucci Books will launch with a Summer 2022 list; Scribner publisher Nan Graham says in a press release,.
The Rights Factory, a literary agency, has just launched a new agency-wide podcast, Agent Provocateur, “to intrigue, entertain, and yes, provoke you.”
Last year in June 2020, the Authors Guild hosted a panel with Black voices in publishing to discuss the challenges they’ve faced in the industry for many decades now.
Romance, the bestselling category on Amazon, often makes inroads into other categories.
Through July 2021, print unit sales are up 15.3 percent compared to 2020, which in any normal year would be incredible.
In July, the American Booksellers Association made two organizational missteps that it profusely apologized for: it used the wrong cover when featuring a book on its bestseller list.
The Vivian Awards—the new annual Romance Writers of America award series replaces the problematic RITAs—is experiencing its first scandal.