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Boom! Pow! Ka-Ching!: Sales of Digital Comics and Graphic Novels

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * Comics and graphic novels have been having a good run lately. Comichron and ICv2 – respectively, a database and journal covering the industry – estimate that, in 2015, total domestic sales reached a record of $1.03 billion. In their joint report, they note that in 2015, print sales accounted for a staggering $940 million, with about $535 million coming from graphic novels and $405 million from comic books; compare to 2000, when […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/28-12/2

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Julian Barnes, and some of his peers, have objected to American inclusion in the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Penguin Random House announced that it will cover half the price of a PEN America membership for interested employees. Johanna Basford, adult coloring book doyenne, was appointed to the Order of […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/17-10/21

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Pearson shares fell 10% following a lackluster sales report. Spanish police arrested their first-ever ebook pirate. The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. has left many books stranded at sea. Baker & Taylor Global Publishers Services announced their first four clients. Following InterVarsity Christian Fellowship‘s announcement that […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/10-10/14

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Bob Dylan adds a new honor to his mantelpiece: the Nobel Prize for Literature. NetGalley bought Bookish.com for an undisclosed price. The Authors Guild is opening up membership to new and unpublished writers. Wattpad and Gallery Books are teaming up on a contemporary fairy tale anthology, […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/3-10/7

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. The possible unmasking of Elena Ferrante has drawn swift condemnation from her fans. National Book Awards finalists were revealed yesterday morning. Amazon launched a new benefit for Prime subscribers: increased ebook access. Penguin Random House and Crown Publishing Group are getting into the serialized fiction game on October […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/11-7/15

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. After a long wait, Carla Hayden was confirmed to be the new librarian of Congress. Tor began a new monthly book club that offers a free ebook each month. DC announced the new Superman will be Kong Kenan, a Chinese boy. IPG purchased InScribe Digital. Barnes […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/23-5/27

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Comixology launched a comics subscription service this week. Audiobooks had a huge boost in sales in 2015. Macmillan is considering leaving the iconic Flatiron Building. Author Sheldon P. Blau, MD is suing Simon & Schuster over what he believes are incorrect royalty statements. UK book retailer Waterstone’s […]

Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year Abroad

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * A recent article in The Telegraph calls 2015 “the year Amazon delivered on its founder’s vision.” The reporter James Titcomb explains that in 2015 Amazon grew to double its share price, finally became profitable, and is now “almost untouchable as an online retailer” due to its streamlined delivery  service. While it’s been a good year in many respects, the company has also had its share of troubles – facing government investigations, employee […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/14-9/18

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. The second case against Author Solutions was dismissed, ending their two-year long lawsuits. Apple wants to take its price-fixing case to the Supreme Court. The EU announced plans to propose an amendment of the new VAT regulations to create exemptions for small businesses, including some that sell ebooks. The Man […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/27-7/31

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Amazon struck a huge deal with New York City’s Department of Education to make an ebook marketplace for textbooks. Literary magazine, PANK, announced that it is folding at the end of 2015. Several European countries are in an uproar over the Value Added Tax placed on ebooks. […]