“Who would ever pay full boat for a new e-book if the same ‘used’ copy was available at a discount, or even free? And all those copies would compete against the publishers’ new copies on the same exact platforms.”
We may be in the midst of a journalism revival, but books are getting lost. Readers are spending more time reading news, watching news, and less attention to new books.
On controversial issues like copyright reform, there are many, many people seeking the time and attention of the members of the European Parliament.
A kind of Cliff Notes for kids, KinderGuides feature illustrations, plot summaries and historical tidbits about famous works and their authors.
Physical books, and physical bookstores, are not going away anytime soon, says an investor.
The news from France is relatively positive considering the book business there often feels it’s beleaguered.
“FY18 federal library funding has not been saved yet and hurdles can arise at each stage of the appropriations process,” PW’s Andrew Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally.
In publisher lawsuit, Milo Yiannopoulos alleges a plot to ‘silence’ conservative voices.
“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.
“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.