Week 44/20 – week ending 30 October

Royal Mint launches first children’s books The Royal Mint and Owlet Press have unveiled a new partnership to publish a series of children’s books bringing the story of the Tooth Fairy to life ‘and revealing her long-standing collaboration with the original coin maker.’ The deal, brokered by The Royal Mint and Samuel Langley-Swain, author and…

Bookseller Briefing 26/19 – week ending 28 June

BookBeat launches in 24 countries in major European expansion Audiobook streaming service BookBeat has launched in 24 new European markets, making the service available in 28 countries overall. The service, which is operated by Bonnier, launched in Sweden and Finland in 2016, shortly followed by Germany and the UK. According to BookBeat, the service is…

Bookseller Briefing 11/19 – week ending 15 March

  Audio ‘booming’ with 13% growth last year Audiobooks are the fastest growing publishing format with 13% growth in 2018, according to Nielsen BookScan. Revealing the figures at The London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference, Nielsen said the audiobook boom is continuing with volume up 13% since 2017 and up 87% since 2014. Audiobooks now account…