Whispers and Warnings For 01/28/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 01/28/2016
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Part of the reason for this is traditional publishers must now compete with millions of self-published books! At BookLocker, we have thousands of books on the market. Nobody contacted us about this survey.
Publisher Net Revenue from Book Sales Declined 2.0% Through Third Quarter of 2015
“While sales for trade books overall were flat, the specific categories had different growth trajectories from Jan. – Sept.: Adult Books were up 2.9%, Children/YA were down 7.4%, and Religious Presses were down 1.5%…”

No freedom of the press in Turkey!
Turkish journalists face multiple life sentences over Syria report
“Turkish prosecutors are seeking multiple life sentences for two journalists on charges of revealing state secrets in a report that alleged Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government tried to send arms into Syria.”

When the defendant in a defamation case dies…
‘Responsible journalism’ is paper’s defence in defamation trial
“Lougheed’s defence lawyer Rodney Massel told Dardi on Monday he expects to ask that the case against Lougheed be dismissed, based on the legal principal that defamation cases end when either party to the case dies.”

Great news!
Lost Beatrix Potter story becomes bestseller months ahead of publication
“The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, which remained unseen for a century, is already a bestseller – eight months before it reaches shops.”

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