You.gov recently published the results of an online poll of 29,000 Americans about their book ownership. Over 90 percent of respondents own at least some printed books. Yet 45 percent of survey participants do not own any ebooks, suggesting they have never even tried the format. But the results suggest that will continue to change over time as well. Among people 18 to 44, the portion of people who don’t own ebooks drops to 33 percent. The share is highest among those 65 and over, at 60 percent.
Archives for October 2023
Janet Evanovich and Alice McDermott publish new novels this week, while nonfiction includes work by Henry Winkler and Willie Nelson. Also out this week is BLOOD SISTERS by Vanessa Lillie, excerpted in our Buzz Books 2023: Fall/Winter anthology. 9 works of fiction https://bookshop.org/lists/new-fiction-publishing-october-31 9 works of nonfiction https://bookshop.org/lists/new-nonfiction-publishing-october-31 From Buzz Books https://buzz.publishersmarketplace.com/ We consult a number of sources in compiling our weekly lists and PM members can see our lists for the coming months on Bookshop. Check out November’s 70 fiction releases; 54 works of nonfiction; and 29 notable children’s titles, plus December’s […]
Swedish audiobook distributor Storytel released results for the third quarter ended September 30, with sales of SEK 842.4 million ($77.9 million), up 13 percent over last year. For the first time since 2016, the company made an operating profit—of SEK 15 million—driven largely by growth in the Nordic streaming business. EBITDA was up 55 percent to SEK 92 million, which the company attributes to “cost efficiency measures.” In Nordic countries, streaming sales were SEK 571.6 million, up from SEK 492.8 million last year. In non-Nordic territories, sales were SEK 270.8 million, up from SEK 249.7 million. Print publishing sales were […]
Amazon recently filed suit in the Northern District of California against a number of people and companies “that falsely claim affiliation with Amazon services, including Amazon Publishing and Kindle Direct Publishing.” The company asserts in the complaint: “Defendants run an international scam operation that deceives authors into paying for fraudulent and materially substandard services under the guise that they are affiliated with Amazon by using logos that are confusingly similar or nearly identical to Amazon’s distinctive trademarks. While Amazon has already taken swift action to shut down many of Defendants’ websites, Defendants—at least ten individuals and eight entities—continue to register […]
Amanda Peters's novel The Berry Pickers won the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize.