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HIGHLIGHTS | BOOK WORLD UPDATE | JULY/AUGUST 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 July

Amazon fined $888 million for GDPR violation in the EU | Learn more
Kobo is going to disable in-app purchases from September Learn more
Amazon Kindle Vella launches for serialized stories in the US Learn more
Thousands of authors and illustrators warn over “devastating” copyright law change Learn more
Audible launches Premium Plus membership with access to over 7,500 titles Learn more
US marketing tech company acquires Bloodhound Books Learn more

TOP TRENDS: Publishing Trends to Look Out For

Reading time rose 21% in second half of 2020 Learn more
Is the dollar store the next frontier for ambitious publishers? Learn more

What did 2020 reveal about audiobook listeners? | Learn more 
Most people still prefer reading print books to ebooks Learn more 
What can 2021’s bestsellers tell us about the year so far? Learn more 
How can publishers address growing pressure in the supply chain? Learn more 

TOP OPPORTUNITIES: Current Contests, Promotions & Freebies

KDP’s new marketing tool! A+ Content Learn more
Get in Early! Try out Tumblr’s new subscription service: Post+ Learn more

A list of upcoming authors’ conferences as of July 2021 Learn more
Overdrive and Pratilipi: new platforms which sell ebooks to libraries
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August 7th: Sign up now for the next Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Zoom Conference Learn more
Man Up! Creative Writing Competition for 15-25 year olds: Deadline August 15th Learn more
Kindle Storyteller 2021 offers £20,000 reward: Deadline August 31st
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AUTHOR RESOURCES: The Latest Tools, Tutorials & Expert Tips For Authors

Kindle Vella – First week author impressions Learn more
Top 5 software applications for book cover creation Learn more
What do you do if Amazon KDP asks you to prove your publishing rights?
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The ultimate guide to comparison authors, genres and tropes Learn more
Book cover design: from concept to completion Learn more
It’s a good time to be a published author
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EXTRA: Trending Posts From Book Publishing Professionals [LinkedIn Group]

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