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Major Book Industry News for October 2023

Book Publishing Industry By November 14, 2023 Tags: , , ,

While the months continue to burn on faster and faster, this year proves to be an eventful one for the book and publishing industry. As authors continue to fight against the looming threat of artificial intelligence, librarians resist the ever-encroaching chains of censorship, and publishers reach record-breaking profits, we’re here through it all.

Here’s what you need to know about the major book industry news in October 2023. Also, be sure to check out our summary of news from September 2023.

How Many Books Are In The World? (2024)

Book Publishing Industry By October 20, 2023 Tags: ,

Living in the Information Age, we are accustomed to having answers to every question we could possibly have right at our fingertips. However, there are still questions that don’t have definitive answers and these are the ones that tend to drive us a bit crazy. For avid readers like us, one of these haunting questions is a simple one: how many books are in the world?

It’s a deceptively simple question. Sure, you could browse our ISBN database, which boasts a list of over 34 million unique ISBNs, which are used to classify books—but that would not be the correct answer.

Major Book Industry News for September 2023

Book Publishing Industry By October 17, 2023 Tags: , , ,

In this article, we’ve prepared an overview of what was happening in the book industry in September—from Booker Prize and National Book Award shortlists to financial and legal news—as well as who won the Nobel Prize in literature.

Also, don’t forget to explore our news summary from August 2023.

Top 5 Book Marketplaces to Buy and Sell Books in 2024

Ecommerce By August 17, 2023 Tags: , ,

Book Marketplaces

The digital age has transformed the book industry, providing book lovers with access to a vast array of titles through online marketplaces. With the rise of online marketplaces, book lovers have gained access to a vast array of titles from around the world. In this article, we will take a closer look at major book marketplaces that have made a significant impact on the industry. Whether you’re a book enthusiast or an aspiring author, this overview will help you navigate the world of online book marketplaces.

5 Innovations That Shaped the Book Publishing Industry

Book Publishing Industry By August 15, 2023 Tags: ,

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The book publishing industry is one of the most prominent facilitators of human communication. It’s responsible for sharing important information and the stories you’ve grown to love.

Today, the book publishing market is a multi-billion dollar industry, capable of sharing the written or spoken word across the globe—but this hasn’t always been the case. Over the course of centuries, the publishing industry has undergone a number of pivotal events and innovations that have redefined the way that we consume information in all of its forms.

These are the five innovations that shaped the book publishing industry into what it is today, changing the way we read and learn.

How to Avoid Counterfeit Books

Book Publishing Industry By July 26, 2023 Tags: , ,

How to Avoid Counterfeit Books

Everyone, who has worked in the book industry for a significant period of time, is aware of the counterfeit books problem. So when you source books not directly from a publisher, e.g., buy used books from the general public, organizations, or even Amazon, you need to check if the books you purchase are genuine.

It is important to distinguish between counterfeit books and international or Eastern Economy editions, which are produced legally. Counterfeit books are produced illegally and are often sold by third-party sellers on various marketplaces, including the biggest ones. Like all pirated copies of copyrighted works, they are against the law.

How Booklinker Uses ISBNdb to Help Authors Sell More Books

Customer Success Stories By July 25, 2023 Tags: , ,

At our aim is to provide the largest ISBN database possible for publishers, booksellers, software developers, libraries, educational institutions, and all other organizations involved in the book industry. It’s a great pleasure for us to find out about new interesting ways of the ISBNdb book database usage by our customers. Today we’re happy to share the Booklinker team story, introduced by Austin Tuwiner, the Growth Manager at Booklinker.