Analysis by Enders say that the selling price of bookshad risen from £7.81 to £8.97 from 2001 to 2023. If the price had gone up in real terms, it would now be £13.80. This comes at a time when the cost of producing books has risen sharply...
German study shows new adult readers are getting through a book a month.
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Letty McHugh wins the Barbellion Prize. The Authors Guild writes model contract clause prohibiting use of work for training AI.
Kindle Unlimited Raises UK subscription price following Music Unlimited increase. In-app social media sales losing out to dedicated stores.
Spotify's roll-out to English-speaking markets outside the US. ?Half of 16-25 year-old readers say BookTok got them into books.
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Today on Self-Publishing News: Amazon has amended its returns policy after authors pushed back. Also, is BookTok always good for authors? And, in our Tech Corner, new AI helps readers discover your books.
TikTok takes over Frankfurt as Penguin Random House signs a deal to help BookTok creators promote its books.
Publishing industry pay in the spotlight as PRH/Simon and Schuster trial that focused on $250,000 advances comes to an end
Authors' petition to change Amazon's ebook returns policy following returns scam shared on TikTok, and Italian publishers claim piracy cost them 771 million Euros during the pandemic.