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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 

Penguin Random House acquires Hay House | Learn more
Apple is in talks with publishers to use their content to train GenAI models | Learn more
Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper: the UK’s Fastest-Selling Graphic Novel Ever | Learn more
American authors join forces amidst concerns about audiobook royalties on Spotify | Learn more
Italy book market up 0.3% on year | Learn more

TOP TRENDS: Publishing Trends to Look Out For

Library Spending in Great Britain Increased by 3% in the 2022/23 Financial Year | Learn more
John Marrs: On Self-Publishing Leading to Traditional Publishing | Learn more
BookTok! “It’s Made Reading Cool Again” | Learn more
From Salman Rushdie to RuPaul: the books to look out for in 2024 | Learn more
Tom Gauld’s reading statistics for 2023 – cartoon | Learn more

TOP OPPORTUNITIES: Current Contests, Promotions & Freebies

34 Amazing Writing Residencies You Should Apply for This Year | Learn more
Kindle Unlimited gift subscriptions available with up to 40% discount | Learn more
Barnes and Noble NOOK GlowLight 4e on sale for 25% off | Learn more

Amazon’s Rare Deal – Audible For Only $6 A Month | Learn more
Tunisia – Tunis International Book Fair 2024 dates announced | Learn more

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

Add a Luke Skywalker Moment: Give Your Main Character a Bitter Choice | Learn more
The 15-Year Author Business Pivot With Joanna Penn | Learn more

How to Write a Thriller: Definition, Examples, and Instructions | Learn more 
How to Write a Leadership Book Unique to Your Purpose | Learn more
Book Title Ideas in 12 Steps: Generate Better Selling Titles | Learn more

BOOK AWARDS: Upcoming Awards for Authors


  • Entry Fee: $74 per title/per category
  • Deadline: February 16, 2024
  • Genres: All Genres
  • Location: All English Territories | Learn more

2. Next Generation Indie Book Awards

  • Entry Fee: $75 per title for the first category entered, and $60 for each additional category
  • Deadline: February 14, 2024
  • Genres: All Genres
  • Location: All English Territories | Learn more 

3. New York City Big Book Award

  • Entry Fee: $99.00 per book entry/per category, then $79 for each additional category
  • Deadline: February 28, 2024
  • Genres: All Genres
  • Location: All English Territories | Learn more