Monday News: July brick & mortar store sales down; Overdrive end user survey; a smugglers’ pipeline
I wondered if this is because of the drop of Agency pricing and the subsequent discounting of traditional published books. The digital equivalent of mass market books have dropped in price to around $5.99 for many books. The last couple weeks of NYTimes lists have shown a reduced number of self published authors. I’m not sure if there is a lowered number of sales overall or whether there is an uptick in previously marked Agency books that have been on people’s wishlists?
We are now entering the serious book season when the big publishers release their “big books” in anticipation of the gift giving season. One fairly reliable hit maker appears to be Amy Einhorn. Einhorn pulled The Help out of a slush pile and her most recent publication, The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty is making waves this month. Publishers Weekly