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HIGHLIGHTS FROM SCRIBANDO’S MONTHLY BOOK WORLD UPDATE [MAY/JUNE 2020]

With a pandemic in full swing during the month of May, you may be wondering how authors and publishers managed to survive and how they are currently adapting to the “new normal”. While the publishing sector was expected to take quite a hit, the numbers tell a different story – and it’s a story of success, with not only a surprising surge in readership but also an unprecedented comeback in print books and a continuous soar of sales in the popular eBook niches.

 

These promising results not only prove that books aren’t dead, but they are also giving authors and publishers hope as well as fruitful ideas for their future endeavors. Maybe the new normal for publishing is simply an improved version of what never really died.

TOP NEWS: Top Publishing News for the Month of May

Apple Books for Authors Launches – With PC Access | Learn more
Audiobook Trend Continues to Grow During the Pandemic Learn more
Kobo Sales Have Increased 35% in the Past Few Months Learn more
Audible is Getting Serious About Podcasts Learn more
Scribd Announces New Perks Program Learn more
Print Units Jumped 11% in Mid-May Learn more
Research Finds Reading Books Surged in Lockdown Learn more
Ebook Sales Continue to Rise for Romance, Thrillers, Fantasy and Non-Fiction Learn more

TOP TRENDS: Publishing & Marketing Trends to Look Out For

Publishers Use Virtual Events to Attract Subscriptions Learn more
Kindle Unlimited Free Subscriptions a Major Selling Point Learn more
Continue to Use Kobo for Publishing – Market Share is Growing! | Learn more 
Authors are Extending Their Platforms with Podcasts Learn more 

TOP OPPORTUNITIES: Current Contests, Promotions & Freebies

Take the 30 Day Audiobook Challenge Learn more
Participate in the Kindle Storyteller Award Contest Learn more
IngramSpark Promotional Codes till 30 June Learn more
Get up to 30 Free Author Copies with Outskirts Press Learn more
98 Free Online Writing Courses Learn more
Free Webinar Replay: Mastering Amazon Data to Sell More Books Learn more

UPCOMING EVENTS: Forthcoming Virtual and Live Events

Free Webinar: 6 Secrets to Amazon Ads Success Learn more
MediaPost’s Publishing Insider Summit Learn more
App Promotion Summit (USA) Learn more
Digiday Publishing Summit Live Learn more 
EDRLab Digital Publishing Summit 2020 Learn more
Free Online Summer Camp: Book Writing for Teens Learn more

AUTHOR RESOURCES: The Latest Tools, Tutorials & Expert Tips For Authors

How to Format eBooks and Print Books with Vellum Learn more
Create Amazing Interior Formatting for Self-Published Books | Learn more
Kindlepreneur’s New Book Description Generator | Learn more
9 Tips for Good Book Marketing Habits | Learn more
How Authors Can Use Social Media Analytics to Their Advantage | Learn more
Wattpad’s Latest Writer Success Tips  | Learn more
A Comprehensive Guide to ISBNs | Learn more
Creativity vs Distraction: 13 Tips for Writers in the Age of the Internet Learn more

SUCCESS STORIES: Success Stories for Inspiration & Motivation

Hunger Games Prequel Sold 500,000 Copies in its First Week Learn more
6 Figure Indie Author Shares Her Secrets to Success Learn more
How a Doctor Found Financial Freedom through Self-Publishing Learn more
Author Tells How Success Led to First Graphic Novel Learn more

Important opportunities you should not miss out on in June:

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