A Goodreads page for an untitled Donna Tartt novel sparked rumors (and hopes) online that a surprise book would be published this week, incredulous as that might seem. Tartt’s agent Nicole Aragi confirmed the posting is false. “This is not true and we’re working on getting it pulled,” she stated. The page listed Tartt’s publisher as Knopf, though she moved to Little, Brown with The Goldfinch, which published in 2013. It also listed the release day as June 1, a Thursday.
Archives for May 2023
The AAP released their StatShot Annual Report for 2022 earlier than usual, once again providing a substantial collection of actual, directly-reported data, received from a modestly expanded pool of reporting publishers. Trade sales (starting with their default measure, which includes religious presses alongside trade) declined 6.1 percent to $9.33 billion—falling by $600 million—with 1.299 billion trade units sold in 2022, down 3.8 percent from 1.351 billion in 2021. (Religious presses alone comprised $697 million in 2022, compared to $747 million in 2021, making trade sales on their own $8.633 billion. And if you want to look at domestic sales alone, export […]
IPG will distribute Open Road Integrated Media’s print books starting August 1 and become their eBook aggregator as of July 1. Previously, Open Road was distributed by Ingram. As part of a larger “strategic partnership,” IPG clients will have special access to Open Road’s marketing technology, including “turn-key onboarding, effortless exchange of files and data, and reporting fully integrated into IPG’s dashboard.”
Bloomsbury released preliminary results for the year, ended Feb 28, reporting record sales and earnings. Sales of £264 million were up 15 percent from the previous year and 43 percent from two years ago. Profit before taxation and highlighted items grew 16 percent to £31.1 million. “These results demonstrate the strength of our strategy to publish for both the consumer and the academic markets, unusual in our industry, and to grow digital revenues while expanding globally,” ceo Nigel Newton said in a release. In the consumer division, sales were up 12 percent to £166.7 million with profit before taxation and […]
UK retailer WH Smith reported results for the 13 weeks ended May 27 in a brief trading update, with High Street sales up 2 percent. Overall company sales rose 23 percent, driven by travel division gains of 31 percent. Travel stores in North American grew 26 percent as passenger numbers rebounded and the company opened new locations. Results
This fall Ten Speed Press will launch Ten Speed Graphic, an imprint dedicated to publishing graphic “literary adaptations, global webcomics, biography, memoir, history, how-to, fiction, and licensed entertainment titles.” The first book, a graphic adaptation of Hide by Kiersten White, will be released on September 12, followed by five other titles that season: an adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic novel Watership Down; George R. R. Martin and Raya Golden’s Voyaging, Volume One; Nora Krug’s Diaries of War; Tom Scioli’s Stan Lee biography I Am Stan; and Julio Anta and Yasmín Flores Montañez’s Sí, Se Puede: The Latino Heroes Who Changed […]