20 Gender Expressions
As transgender people become increasingly visible in the media,
new books give voice to their experiences.
24 Digital Audio Delivers
With sales of the format soaring, publishers are looking for new
ways to fuel growth.
32 Ann Patchett
The author and bookstore owners talks about her latest novel,
Commonwealth (due in September from Harper), a “vaguely autobiographical” family portrait that spans 50 years.
4 Privacy Takes Center Stage at BISG Event
In his keynote at the Book Industry Study Group’s Making Information Pay seminar, Lee Rainie from the Pew Research Center urged
publishers to heed the public’s increasing concerns about privacy.
5 Print Books, E-tailers Gained Ground in 2015
New numbers from Nielsen show that unit sales of print books were
up 2.8% in 2015 over 2014, while unit sales of e-books from traditional publishers declined by 13%.
5 The Weekly Scorecard
Unit sales of print books rose 7% in the week ended May 22, compared to the similar week last year.
8 Movie Studio Moves from Screen to Page
L.A.-based Blumhouse Productions, known primarily for producing
horror films such as The Purge, is branching out into books. It’s new
imprint, Blumhouse Books, is a collaboration with Doubleday.
10 Canadian UP Revives Aboriginal Languages
In June, the University of Regina Press, in Saskatchewan, will
release 100 Days of Cree by Neal McLeod, a survey of the most
widely spoken aboriginal language in Canada.
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