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With all the chatter out there, it will help you sort through the noise with stories that focus on relevant topics from across the publishing spectrum. From author success stories to key industry statistics, you’ll find what you need to know in The Hot Sheet
. Among the most important insights in this issue:
- Print book sales remain strong in 2021, up about 26 percent versus last year.
- Big Five publishers have been offering libraries more favorable digital licensing terms during the pandemic. Those terms will expire soon, yet libraries don’t expect digital lending to return to pre-COVID levels. So now what? No one is sure, but publishers say they are listening.
- There’s a lot of buzz around the creator economy; in a nutshell, social media companies are offering more direct ways for creators to monetize their content and activity. While this may be a good thing, it’s also unwise to trust the companies involved for one’s livelihood.
- International deal making is up this year despite trade shows being all-virtual. The first step to securing deals: knowing your competition and who’s already making such deals.
Here's a look at the new edition's table of contents:
• Hot Shots
• Libraries Ask Publishers for Increased Flexibility in Ebook Licensing
• Trendspotting: Audio Chat, the Creator Economy
• Is Your Book a Good Candidate for Foreign or Translation Rights?
• Links of Interest
• Old Flames
• Closing Image
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