Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Audiobook Sales Up Again in 2016, Posting Double-Digit Gains
Total sales of audiobooks rose 18.2%, to an estimated $2.1 billion. Unit sales for the year were up even more, rising 33.9% over 2015, to 89.5 million.
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Workman Expands Children’s Group; Nayeri Promoted to Publisher
Workman’s children’s division has announced plans to enlarge its publishing program, with the addition of new editorial and production staff, an accelerated publishing schedule, and several promotions.
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PRH Acquires Literary-Themed Apparel Company
The publisher has acquired Out of Print, which produces and retails literary-themed apparel, accessories, and home goods.
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Lee Estate Endorses 'Mockingbird' GN: The new graphic novel is the latest in a number of posthumous projects based on the work of the notoriously publicity-shy Harper Lee.

Freight Books Prepares Sell-Offs: Dozens of authors face deepening uncertainty over their future after Scottish publisher Freight Books revealed plans to sell the company.

The Well-Read Black Girl Festival Is On: The online community is riding a wave of support straight to Brooklyn in time for book festival season.

Dylan Gives Literature a Search Spike: Online searches for the word on the Merriam-Webster website increased 383% after Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

'Trout Fishing in America' Turns 50: Is Richard Brautigan’s most famous novel a minor masterpiece or naive relic?


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