Courtesy of Publishers Weekly, this chart shows the 2020 vs 2021 performance of four of the Big Five publishers, which saw record profits last year.
Supply Chain What’s behind the paper shortages? The problem goes back to pre-pandemic trends. Read Lou Caron at WhatTheyThink. The Midland paper company offers an update on current market conditions for book manufacturing. The report includes clear graphs on driver shortages, fuel prices, container shipping costs, and more.
After having a dedicated Nook audiobooks app and audiobook website), Barnes & Noble is selling digital audiobooks through its main Nook app.
Harper Select, a division of HarperCollins Focus, will publish memoir and narrative nonfiction starting this November.
Lisa Highton will represent both fiction and narrative nonfiction. She was formerly publisher at the Hachette UK imprint Two Roads.
Transworld, a division of Penguin Random House UK, has established Torva, devoted to publishing hardcover nonfiction “that will change the future.”
The Ancient Lives series will focus on biographies of “thinkers, writers, kings, queens, conquerors, and politicians from all parts of the ancient world.”
The new imprint is a collaboration with Sugar23, a media platform founded by an Academy Award–winning producer and manager.
Book clubs were the best way to spread word about books 20 years ago. But a new generation of readers seeks more personal recommendations.
The category invented by indie authors focuses on women in midlife.