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HIGHLIGHTS | BOOK WORLD UPDATE | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021

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

Authors Sue Audible over royalty payment discrepancy | Learn more
Publishing Platform Substack will start accepting Bitcoin this week Learn more
Hachette Book Group to acquire Workman Publishing for $240m Learn more
Marvel Releases first NFT Digital Comic on Veve Learn more
RBMedia launches Ascent Audio for business focused Audiobooks Learn more
Politico Sells to German publishing giant Axel Springer for $1 billion Learn more

TOP TRENDS: Publishing Trends to Look Out For

Are pre-orders a good idea? Learn more
2021 so far Learn more

UK sales up 31% at Unbound in 2021 | Learn more 
International book markets make significant gains in first half of 2021 Learn more 
Ebook revenues were down 19.9% in June 2021 Learn more 
The forecast for publishing in Autumn 2021 Learn more 

TOP OPPORTUNITIES: Current Contests, Promotions & Freebies

Hidden Amazon KDP Feature! Learn more
Amazon announces big changes to Audible with some new freebies Learn more

Hektoen Grand Prix essay competition: Prize $5000, deadline September 15, 2021 Learn more
Want to sell more books on Amazon? Watch this
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NFTs for artists: what you need to know Learn more
Get Amazon reviews for your book with an ARC team Learn more
Reedsy prompts: respond to a prompt and win $250 
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AUTHOR RESOURCES: The Latest Tools, Tutorials & Expert Tips For Authors

Do you need to be an expert to write a non-fiction book? Learn more
The Ultimate Guide to print publishing options for indie authors Learn more
Writing, Publishing and Business books for indie authors
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How to write the perfect book review Learn more
My Kindle Vella surprise, and why I’m reconsidering Learn more
Amazon will only provide 4 years of security updates on the Kindle
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EXTRA: Trending Posts From Book Publishing Professionals [LinkedIn Group]

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