Thu, 16/05/2013 - 09:00
Trade publishing in the US grew by nearly 7% in 2012, according to data from BookStats, a statistics programme compiled by the Association of American Publishers and Book Industry Study Group.
Sales were up 6.9% to $15.1bn, with unit growth up 8.1% across the year, while total industry sales fell by just under 1% to $27.1bn, mainly...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:06
Simon & Schuster Inc has acquired a new title by former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The as-yet-untitled book will look back at her time in the role, “sharing key decisions and experiences”.
“Hillary Clinton has redefined the meaning of ‘trailblazer’ in every phase of her...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 08:00
Amazon and six US publishers have asked a US court to dismiss a lawsuit by three American independent booksellers which claimed they combined to restrict the sale of e-books through indie stores.
Amazon told the court in filings this week that the true reason the indie booksellers launched the lawsuit was because Amazon was "...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 10:10
Europe and the rest of the world may trail the United States in the size of their e-book markets, but they will be able to develop rapidly by partially leapfrogging dedicated reading devices and going straight to tablets and large-screen smartphones, according to Bill McCoy, executive director of the International Digital Publishing Forum (...
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 17:28
Random House US has adjusted its proposed terms for authors with Random House's new digital imprints, Hydra, Alibi, Loveswept and Flirt, following criticism from author groups.
The US publisher has now added a new publishing option which authors to choose if they prefer it.
Allison Dobson, Random House digital publishing...
Mon, 04/03/2013 - 09:13
The challenge of asserting UK authors as brands in a market dominated by US names will be among the hot talking points at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair (25th–28th March), trade figures have said.
Publishers and agents are anticipating a “buoyant” mood at the fair, despite “a very...
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 10:15
Three US independent bookshops have launched a lawsuit against the big six publishers and Amazon in America claiming that by signing a contract to sell e-books with DRM through Amazon, they are combining to restrict the sale of e-books through indie stores.
Fiction Addiction in South Carolina, Posman Books in New York [pictured] and...
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 06:45
Simon & Schuster has blamed digital book sales off-setting print book sales for its fourth quarter publishing revenues declining by 6% to $215million.
The US-based publisher's parent company CBS Corporation posted its fourth quarter results this morning, which said: "Strong growth in digital book sales was more than...
Tue, 29/01/2013 - 08:45
Barnes & Noble has said it is "fully committed to the retail concept" and has made no adjustment to its bookshop closing plan.
The US retailer has issued a statement following a Wall Street Journal report which...
Mon, 28/01/2013 - 09:00
US bookstore chain Barnes & Noble could lose a third of its stores in the next 10 years, according to chief executive Mitchell Klipper.
Speaking in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Klipper described how “every...