Trends An analysis of the last five years of US traditional publishing sales. Publishing Perspectives breaks down five years of book market data collected by the Association of American Publishers. Read Porter Anderson. Bookstores vanish from Japan as population declines. The number of bookstores in Japan has declined by 30 percent since 2012.
Hosted by Michael Hobbes and Peter Shamshiri, If Books Could Kill focuses on “airport bestsellers that captured our hearts and ruined our minds.”
ASH Literary is a children’s- and YA-focused agency established in 2020.
After 12 years with Idea Architects, Lara Love Hardin is launching True Literary Agency.
Harlequin’s flagship romance imprint HQN is relaunching as Canary Street Press, named for Toronto’s Canary District.
Andrea DeWerd, who formerly worked as a marketing director at HarperCollins, is launching The Future of Agency, a book marketing and consulting company.
Freedom Fire is a new middle-grade imprint that will feature stories written by Black creators about Black resilience and Black joy.
Tyndale Elevate will focus on apologetics: arguments and justifications for Christian beliefs.
To break into the rich romance market, look for a subgenre with high sales and lower competition.
Current alternatives can’t replace Twitter, but uncertainty and chaos seem likely to plague those who remain.