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BookNet Canada: Sci-Fi, Women Leading Audiobook Consumption
October 18, 2018 at 1:15 am

Canadians say they listen to audiobooks while doing other things. In 2018, 54 percent of those surveyed by BookNet Canada prefer to listen on their phones. The post BookNet Canada: Sci-Fi, Women Leading Audiobook Consumption appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

BookNet Canada: Sci-Fi, Women Leading Audiobook Consumption
October 18, 2018 at 1:15 am

Canadians say they listen to audiobooks while doing other things. In 2018, 54 percent of those surveyed by BookNet Canada prefer to listen on their phones. The post BookNet Canada: Sci-Fi, Women Leading Audiobook Consumption appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Llewellyn to Close Its Midnight Ink Fiction Imprint
October 18, 2018

Citing continuing poor sales, Llewellyn Worldwide, best known for its mind/body/spirit offerings, is shutting down its crime fiction imprint, Midnight Ink, in August 2019, after releasing its final list during the spring/summer season.

The Random House and Crown Publishing Groups Merge
October 18, 2018

The Crown Publishing Group has joined the Random House Publishing Group in a newly-combined super group reporting to Gina Centrello, who has been named president and publisher. The imprints will retain their distinct editorial identities.

Guest Post — The Evolution of Infrastructure: Making a Renewed Investment in Preservation at Portico
October 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

Over recent weeks, infrastructure has been a major focus for the community. Building infrastructure is important, but just as important is maintaining and evolving that infrastructure. Kate Wittenberg and Sheila Morrissey discuss the importance of preservation, and the work Portico has had to do to adapt to an ever-changing information landscape. The post Guest Post…

Anappara debut goes in 14 territories
October 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

The debut novel from Deepa Anappara, which sparked a flurry of excitement over Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF), has now secured 14 international territories.

Sales of dropped Man Booker longlistees outstrip finalists
October 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Sales of the Man Booker Prize titles dropped at the longlist stage have signfiicantly outsold its shortlist, according to Nielsen Bookscan, with Belinda Bauer's Snap (Bantam) shifting almost three times the total of the entire shortlist's sales.

Walliams visits the Arctic in latest fiction adventure
October 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

David Walliams’ November releases will be a novel about about an ice monster in Victorian times and a picture book about a baby penguin who wants to fly, HarperCollins Children’s Books has confirmed.

'Tattooist of Auschwitz' makes its mark on charts top spot
October 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Zaffre) has swiped the UK Official Top 50 number one spot from Zoe Sugg’s Cordially Invited (Hodder & Stoughton), selling 25,567 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

'Milkman' by Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize
October 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Anna Burns has become the first Northern Irish writer to win the Man Booker Prize with her novel Milkman (Faber & Faber), a book about the sexual harassment of a young woman, commended by the judges for its “distinctive voice” and for being at once “particular and brilliantly universal”.

Arctic Circle Publishing: Inhabit Media Makes Its Frankfurt Debut
October 17, 2018 at 1:30 am

Deciding to open foreign rights sales as 'something we needed to do for our authors,' the Inuit-owned publishing house Inhabit Media has staged its arrival at Frankfurter Buchmesse, on the ramp up to Canada's stint as Guest of Honor in 2020. The post Arctic Circle Publishing: Inhabit Media Makes Its Frankfurt Debut appeared first on…

Arctic Circle Publishing: Inhabit Media Makes Its Frankfurt Debut
October 17, 2018 at 1:30 am

Deciding to open foreign rights sales as 'something we needed to do for our authors,' the Inuit-owned publishing house Inhabit Media has staged its arrival at Frankfurter Buchmesse, on the ramp up to Canada's stint as Guest of Honor in 2020. The post Arctic Circle Publishing: Inhabit Media Makes Its Frankfurt Debut appeared first on…

AAP Reports August Revenue Up for Trade Publishers in the US
October 17, 2018 at 1:15 am

Once again, digital audio sales show robust gains, with ebook sales largely holding steady in August. Adult sales in the US market show a rise of $22.7 million, with children's and YA also moving upward. The post AAP Reports August Revenue Up for Trade Publishers in the US appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.