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US bookshops raise $48k for #BookstoresAgainstBorders campaign

9 July 2019

In the US, around 150 independent bookshops, small presses and other literary organisations have raised more than US$48,000 (A$68,860) for the #BookstoresAgainstBorders fundraising campaign, reports Publishers Weekly. Initiated by Wisconsin...

US trade segment increased by 4.6% in 2018

14 February 2019

In the US, estimates from the Association of American Publishers' (AAP) StatShot program show that US publishers’ revenue for trade books was US$7.49 billion (A$10.57bn) in 2018, an increase of...

Adult sales up, kids sales down in US

12 February 2018

In the US, estimates from the AAP’s StatShot program show that sales of adult trade books increased slightly (0.4%) in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same...

Penguin US announces imprint for diverse kids books

9 February 2018

In the US, Penguin Young Readers will launch a new imprint focusing on diverse books for children and young adults, reports Publishers Weekly. Called Kokila, the new imprint will seek...

US book sales relatively flat in 2013 

27 June 2014

In the US, book sales were relatively flat in 2013, falling by less than 1% from US$27.12 billion (A$28.8 billion) in 2012 to US$27.01 billion (A$28.7 billion) in 2013, according to statistics from BookStats, reports...

International library news 

11 June 2014

Connecticut State Library to create state-wide ebook collection In the US, legislators in the state of Connecticut have passed a bill for the Connecticut State Library’s board of trustees to...

International library news 

4 June 2014

New York Public Library renovation project to cost US$300 millionIn the US, the New York Public Library (NYPL)’s renovation project is expected to cost around US$300 million (A$322.7 million), reports...

International library news 

21 May 2014

OverDrive to distribute Smashwords titlesIn the US, ebook provider OverDrive will distribute titles from self-publishing platform Smashwords, reports Publishers Weekly. As part of a new deal, OverDrive will distribute more...

Authors Alliance launches in the US 

21 May 2014

In the US, the Authors Alliance has officially launched as an advocacy body to help authors increase public access to their works that are ‘out-of-print, un-digitized and subject to copyrights’...

Orion Book Award winners announced 

21 May 2014

US environmental magazine Orion has announced the winners of the Orion Book Award, presented annually to books that ‘deepen the reader’s connection to the natural world’. The winner in the...

Phoenix Media to acquire children’s division of PIL 

16 May 2014

Chinese publisher Phoenix Media is set to acquire Publications International Ltd (PIL)’s children’s division for US$80 million (A$85.5 million), reports Publishers Weekly. The purchase, which is expected to be completed...

Hachette accuses Amazon of delaying book deliveries

12 May 2014

Hachette US has accused Amazon of ‘discouraging’ customers from buying its books by delaying delivery, reports Publishers Weekly. According to a New York Times report published on 8 May, Amazon is listing...

Oyster adds 500 publishers to service 

8 May 2014

In the US, ebook-subscription service Oyster has added approximately 500 publishers to its service, reports Publishers Weekly. Oyster CEO Eric Stromberg told Publishers Weekly that the service now includes titles...