“The publishers in AAP’s StatShot program reported that revenues declined about 6.6% over 2015. Overall, revenue for 2016 was $14.25 billion, down from $15.26 billion in 2015,” says Andrew Albanese.
As basic a question as “Who owns the rights to a work?” doesn’t always yield a ready answer.
“For library patrons, the HarperCollins deal means 24/7 access to titles in the selected collection—no more waiting on a hold list for these titles,” says Andrew Albanese.
As it celebrates 25 years of publishing authoritative audiobook reviews, Audiofile magazine is also celebrating the audiobook too.
“As the pace of digital change quickened, librarians have found themselves at once evangelizing for digital technology and wrestling with its implications.”
The Independent Book Publishers Association sees a bias against indie voices in book award contests, media reviews and inclusion on bookstore shelves. To ensure that books are judged on merit and quality rather than on the size of the publisher or the author’s business model, IBPA has made available an industry standards checklist for a professionally published book.
In time for last week’s BookExpo in New York City, BISG unwrapped Untapped Opportunity, documenting that more than half of those surveyed were “currently missing out on meaningful rights revenue” as well as frustrations that paper-based workflows and reporting remain costly and ineffective.
E-books are so much more than yet another format and edition of printed books.
A re-imagined BookExpo has opened in New York City’s Javits Convention Center, welcoming book industry professionals — and later this weekend, the book-reading public.