In 2020, books and bookstores found ways to capture and hold the public’s attention.
Fred Haber discusses the recent Dr. Seuss Enterprise (DSE) decision to remove a total of six books from further publication.
Over the last two decades of digital disruption and global economic meltdowns, the most important things to make for a good sales year [for the book business] were consumers with disposable income and a reasonable level of confidence in the economy.
In Germany, a boom in book sales for the first half of December was followed by a stringent lockdown that crushed the holiday market.
A ranking of top players in publishing isn’t only a numbers game. Assessing the current state of the market in the middle of a pandemic and in the throes of digital transformation requires complex calculations far beyond spreadsheets.
The only mention of the book business in Amazon’s 2020 year-end results was tied to self-publishing.
Hagens Berman last filed an e-book price-fixing lawsuit against Apple and five of the then-Big Six publishers in August 2011.