Happy Friday, writers! It is the end of another busy week here at KWL. We’ve been having a blast chatting with authors at Inkers Con and are looking forward to our Q&A at the con next Thursday! Let us know in the comments if you’re attending Inkers Con too!
Let’s take a quick look at what’s been going down in publishing this week.
Starting with some indie news:
Scribd has plans to go public.
Kindle Vella has officially launched.
BookFunnel is now offering custom links.
Rising costs and service disruptions are causing challenges for the book industry supply chain.
We all know there’s a huge boom in literary adaptations right now, but how do these adaptations affect the book industry?
This article, which looks at Amazon’s growing market share in the book selling industry, was making the rounds this week.
Sweetwater, a leading music technology and instrument retailer, is launching a publishing division.
Newsletter site Substack is going into the podcasting business.
Speaking of newsletters, their rise in popularity may have created a new literary genre.
Belarus is moving to dissolve the local branch of PEN.
Sylvia Plath’s tarot cards just sold at auction for $200,000!
Prince Harry is publishing a tell-all memoir.
An authorized prequel to Winnie the Pooh is heading to shelves this fall.
Podcasting pals Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are releasing a book based on their popular pod.
Wow your next book club meeting by serving a meal from Jane Austen’s family cookbook.
Have a great weekend!
Tara, Director of KWL (ENG)
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