Surprises An award-winning Spanish female crime writer is in fact three men. They are all TV scriptwriters using a pseudonym. They’ve spent years doing interviews under the fake profile. No comment yet from publisher Penguin Random House. Read Hannah Ryan at CNN. Do you enjoy the show Succession? Book publishing has its own succession story now . . . … Read more
A research firm recently investigated consumer sentiment about 21 categories of subscription services, asking if they were “happily hooked” nor not.
An exuberant market for online literature leads to investment in Inkitt’s serial fiction app, Galatea
14 percent of UK book buyers were TikTok users in the 12 months to April, rising to 37 percent of 13-to-24-year-olds and peaking at nearly half of 16-to-19-year-olds.
This new browser-based software competes directly with Mac-only Vellum, which makes it an alluring option for PC users
Reader Reach Ads comes from an established book promotion firm that has a strong track record of serving indie authors
Big Five Publishing Congress questions Big Five publishers about ebook pricing for libraries. Lawmakers are asking each of the Big Five publishers to provide information on the economics of the market, including total revenue from ebook licenses from 2018 to 2020 as well as profit margins for each publisher’s top 100 sellers in both print and … Read more
Founded by wealthy book influencer and podcaster Zibby Owens, Zibby Books will publish one book per month,
Legal Big publishers and Amazon move to dismiss booksellers’ class-action lawsuits. Amazon argues that the factual basis for the plaintiffs’ allegations of price-fixing does not exist. Read Andrew Albanese in Publishers Weekly. Educational publisher Pearson is suing Chegg. Pearson says the Chegg Study website sells answers to end-of-chapter questions from 9 . . . This content is only … Read more
In a post about TikTok, audience intelligence firm Pulsar says, “We’ve previously seen Wattpad emerge as one of the leading hashtags on both TikTok and Twitter,