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HIGHLIGHTS | BOOK WORLD UPDATE | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2020

About Scribando’s Monthly Book World Updates: 

Scribando’s Monthly Book World Updates inform you of the most important events of the past month (top news, trends, events, tools) and offer an outlook on the top opportunities of the month ahead. Our concept is simple: You only need one email per month to keep yourself up-to-date on the most important things that are going on in the book and publishing world. One email, no spam, no fluff, just useful content.

TOP NEWS: Top Publishing News for the Month of August

US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Market | Learn more
Audiobooks: Sweden’s Storytel Sees Q2 Sales Jump 43 Percent over 2019 | Learn more
Spotify wants to ‘imagine new possibilities’ for audiobooks | Learn more
New Barnes and Noble CEO is committed to the Nook e-reader | Learn more
Amazon Has Weeded the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library | Learn more
Evidence of the Inkjet Advantage Emerges in Book Publishing | Learn more
Authors threaten to boycott Bloomsbury India | Learn more

TOP TRENDS: Publishing Trends to Look Out For

US ebook sales were up 39.0% in June 2020 | Learn more
June Bookstore Sales declined by 35.3% in the US | Learn more
Trade-Published Romance Sees a Coronavirus Boost in the States | Learn more
Changes In Ebook Publishing Over The Last Decade And Possible Changes Ahead | Learn more
Nonfiction continues strong in the American market | Learn more
Collaboration might be the future of book publishing | Learn more

TOP OPPORTUNITIES: Current Contests, Promotions & Freebies

Boook.link Lets You Create “Universal” Book Links| Learn more
Profit from new Amazon ad marketplaces| Learn more
Use Pubby.co to get more reviews for your books| Learn more
Calling Publishers on Twitter: Experiment with quote tweets| Learn more
Pitch your creative project for Frankfurt Book Fair in October| Learn more
For Publishers: Register as a digital exhibitor for free at Frankfurt Book Fair (Deadline: September 15)| Learn more

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UPCOMING EVENTS: Forthcoming Virtual and Live Events

Digital Book World 2020 (14-16 September 2020) [$99] | Learn more
Princeton Children’s Book Festival presents Book Jam (Sep 12, 2020) [Free] | Learn more
Frankfurt Book Fair (14-18 October 2020) | Learn more
Independent Authors Book Experience (Sep 12, 2020) [Free] | Learn more
Diary of a debut novelist (Online Book Festival) [Sep 2020] [Free] | Learn more

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

Should you buy Vellum? (Book formatting with PC software) | Learn more
Does permafree still work? (how much to charge for your book and why it matters) | Learn more
How to Get Book Awards 2020 | Is Book Award Pro Worth It? | Learn more
Writing A Book Description For Amazon with Bryan Cohen | Learn more
10 Million Books Sold: Writing Like a Reader | Learn more
Increasing your income with Patreon | Learn more

EXTRA: Trending Posts From Book Publishing Professionals [LinkedIn Group]

Looking for a publisher: Documentary + Book From Author Of Taking The Leap (100K subs) | See post
New Author Spotlight: Looking for interesting authors & books to get featured on YouTube channel| See post
Don’t get rejected -> Get redirected instead| See post
Question: Who has experience with children’s book translations?| See post
Looking for: professional vendor’s or freelancer for Typesetting, ePub (Read Aloud ePub, HTML-5 and Interactivity ePub)| See post
Looking for: Who has experience with children’s book translations?| See post
Get featured: Apply for being considered in a feature on a radio show (Florida, 500k listeners)| See post

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