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. Among the most important insights in this issue:
- Reading and writing apps like Wattpad have recently grown 50 percent year on year as a category. That helps explain, in part, why Inkitt and its serial fiction app Galatea attracted $59 million in funding this month. In this issue, you’ll learn about the company’s history and reputation in the writing community as well as its top-performing authors.
- It seems there’s always more to say about the supply chain problems that will, with certainty, affect book sales and inventory this holiday season. A recent panel I attended offered some eye-popping graphs on low paper inventory. These problems won’t go away any time soon.
- This year’s virtual Digital Book World kicked off with an excellent Big Five marketing case study on a cookbook, Jew-ish, by Jake Cohen. Traditional publishers are using social analytics to find a book’s readership and to avoid reinventing the wheel with each new marketing campaign.
Here's a look at the new edition's table of contents:
• Hot Shots
• “Pretty Much Everything Has Gone Wrong”: Navigating Supply Chain Issues
• Inkitt Raises $59 Million, Touts Success with Galatea
• How Traditional Publishers Are Shifting to Data-Informed Marketing
• Point of Interest
• Links of Interest
• Old Flames
• Closing Image
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