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What Authors Should Know About Advance Review Copies

One of the key elements of a professional marketing and publicity campaign is the advance review copy (ARC)—also known as a galley—usually produced and distributed three to six months before the final book goes on sale. ARCs get used for many purposes, but mainly: • To gather professional, industry reviews, from sources such as...

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AAP: Audio Grows, Ebooks Fall for Feb. 2016

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released its latest StatShot data, for February 2016. The highlights are below: • Publishers’ revenue was up for Feb. 2016 compared to Feb. 2015, growing 4.2 percent from $597.4 million to $662.2 million. • Year-to-date sales were down 3.0 percent to $1.68 billion vs. the same two months...

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U.S. Publishing Earned $28 Billion in 2015

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released data from its latest survey today, which found that the U.S. publishing industry generated $27.78 billion in net revenue in 2015. That amount was spread over 2.71 billion units, according to the AAP’s numbers. Both figures were essentially flat compared to 2014’s numbers, with a 0.6-percent decrease...

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AAP: U.S. Publishing Made $28 Billion in 2015

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released data from its latest survey today, which found that the U.S. publishing industry generated $27.78 billion in net revenue in 2015. That amount was spread over 2.71 billion units, according to the AAP’s numbers. Both figures were essentially flat compared to 2014’s numbers, with a 0.6-percent decrease...

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Why Publishing Should Look More Like Podcasting

Did you make the same mistake I did and assume that podcasts are yesterday’s platform—that interest in them has plateaued (at best) and they’re not worth thinking about today? What seemed like a fad that’s dying off is actually showing nice growth. And I’m contributing to that growth, as I now listen to a...

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AAP: Ebooks Decline, Audio Grows and Publishers’ Sales Drop

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released its new newest numbers this morning, which compare January 2016 to January 2015. Ebook sales took a big hit, according to the AAP’s numbers, dropping 24.9 percent to $99.9 million. Hardcover books didn’t do much better, falling 18.7 percent to $151.3 million. Paperback books, on the other...

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Ebook Sales Declined in 2015; Digital Audio Continued Growth

The AAP released its latest sales numbers today, for January through December 2015. Overall sales were up 0.8 percent to $7.2 billion compared to $7.1 billion in 2014. Overall publisher revenue for 2015, however, was $15.4 billion, down 2.6 percent from the previous year. A couple key takeaways: Ebook sales declined in 2015; digital...

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AAP: Ebook Sales Down 12.7 Percent

According to the latest StatShot report from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), ebook sales remained down 12.7 percent through November 2015, compared to the same 11-month period (Jan.-Nov.) in 2014. Additionally, Adult ebooks saw a 7.3-percent decline compared to that same timeframe. There are several reasons why the StatShot data has reflected a decline in ebooks, explained...

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Michael Cader on a ‘Really, Really Complex Marketplace’

On the final day of the 2016 Digital Book World Conference, Publisher’s Lunch Founder Michael Cader started the sessions by giving a brief overview of how the book publishing industry collects sales data. The primary takeaway? There’s a lot of confusion, or, as Cader said, this industry has a “really, really complex marketplace.” Moreover,...

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Sales for Trade Books Increase by 0.5% in October 2015

This morning, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) released data revealing that trade book sales from January to October 2015 were up 0.5 percent compared to the same time last year. AAP, a trade association for the consumer, educational, professional and scholarly publishing industry, tracks publishers’ net revenue on a monthly basis, analyzing sales...

5 Key Lessons for Creating Quality Learning Materials

5 Best Practices for Creating Quality Learning Materials

Many of us still remember lugging around a backpack full of textbooks to and from school. While textbooks remain integral to a learning curriculum, the reality is different than what we experienced growing up. Today’s modern classrooms are full of quality digital and adaptive products. From game-based learning to interactive courses and simulation activities,...

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Publishers’ Sales Decline 2% Through Third Quarter of 2015

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released a quarterly update this morning, saying that publishers’ sales for the first three quarters of 2015 (January-September) were down 2.0 percent at $11.9 billion, compared to $12.1 billion for the same period in 2014. The AAP tracks sales for trade fiction, non-fiction and religious, K-12 instructional materials, higher...

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Publishers’ Net Revenue and Growth for First Half of 2015

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released statistics on industry sales and revenue for January to July 2015. During that period, publishers’ trade book sales were up by 0.3 percent, compared to the same period during the previous year. July, in particular, was a strong month for trade books, with adult, children/YA, and religious...

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Oyster Adds Light-Adjusting Technology for Easier E-Reading

Oyster, the ebook subscription service and retailer, adds a new feature to its e-reading platform that adjusts the color and brightness of mobile users’ screens in order to improve the e-reading experience. Called Lumin, the software decreases the amount of blue light emitted by LED screens, which some recent research has suggested can be harmful to readers’...

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Copyright Crises and Controversies

The American Library Association (ALA) blasts a bill pending in Congress that would bring the U.S. Copyright Office out from under the auspices of the Library of Congress. According to ALA President Courtney Young, the legislation, called the CODE Act, “does not address the longstanding problems facing the agency,” whose technological resources Young says...

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ALA Slams Bid to Modernize U.S. Copyright Office

The American Library Association (ALA) says a bill now up for consideration in Congress does too little to address what it sees as the issues plaguing the U.S. Copyright Office. ALA President Courtney Young says the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy (CODE) Act doesn’t solve the issue of severe underinvestment in technological resources...

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New Data, Same Slow Ebook Market

Ebooks grew modestly in 2014, a year that saw a 4.6% uptick in revenue overall, according to new full-year figures from the Association of American Publishers (AAP). But while the nearly 1,800 U.S. publishers who participated in the AAP’s latest survey say their ebook sales rose 3.8% on balance last year, the bigger story...

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New AAP Figures Show Ebook Growth Mostly Flat

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) introduces new, full-year snapshot of the U.S. book market in 2014. The program, called StatShot Annual, is distinct from both the monthly StatShot reports the organization releases and the now retired BookStats program. With a sample size somewhat larger than that of the monthly report (based on some 1,200 publishers),...

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Mobile Moves to the Center

How the mobile boom is driving a number of trends in a digital landscape where ebook growth has stalled, a full recap of Digital Book World 2015 conference coverage, Amazon reassures authors on Kindle Unlimited, data on authors' earnings and much more.

Five Digital Publishing Leaders Weigh in on Industry’s Future

Here’s one short thought each from five industry leaders on where digital publishing is headed: “For the foreseeable future, we will operate in a hybrid print and digital world.” —Jonathan Nowell, President, Nielsen Book “Ebooks and digital media enable execution of a variety of new business models globally, opening new channels by delivering content in...

Blurb Plays Publishing Matchmaker

The platform offers authors a "Dream Team" of recommended publishing experts, evaluating the changing self-publishing landscape, Amazon Publishing loses top editor to Penguin Press, subscription e-textbooks and much more.

Ebooks, Children’s Titles Grow in 2014

Overall revenues are up slightly for U.S. trade books, according to monthly and year-to-date figures released today by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). AAP’s StatShot program, which covers publishers’ net earnings from distribution channels rather than retailers, indicates 3.9% growth in the trade sector during the first five months of 2014 over the...

BookStats: Ebooks Flat in 2013

Ebook revenue in the U.S. leveled off at $3 billion, according to a new report released today. The BookStats report, from the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group, confirmed earlier reports from the AAP and anecdotal evidence. Ebook revenue in 2012 was about $3 billion as well, up from $2.1...

BISG Pulls Out of Deal With AAP on BookStats Annual Report

[Press Releases] AAP Statement on BISG Withdrawal from BookStats Joint Venture On June 19, the Book Industry Study Group Board voted not to renew its joint agreement with the Association of American Publishers to continue as co-producers of the annual BookStats survey capturing the estimated size and scope of the publishing industry. This decision...

Ebook Sales up Across Trade in January, Young Adult Leads the Way

Ebook sales across U.S. trade publishing were up 12.8% in January versus the same period last year, mostly due to a jump in children’s and young adult sales, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers. Ebooks in that category had $20.7 million in sales for the month, versus $12.5 million...

Adult Ebook Sales Flat in September and Year-to-Date

What has been a worrying trend for ebook publishers in the U.S. continued through September 2013, according to the latest report from the Association of American Publishers. Ebook sales in the month were up 3.5% versus the same period last year, a marked slowdown from the double- and triple-digit growth rates for ebooks in...

Trade Ebook Revenue Growth Continues to Slow Through First Half of 2013

Revenue growth for adult trade ebooks is continuing to slow down through the first half of this year. For January through June, adult trade ebook revenue was $647.7 million, up 4.8% from $618 million a year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers. Through the first four months of...