First-Quarter Print Sales Grow by 29% – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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US First-Quarter 2021 Print Book Sales Grew 29 Percent

Publishing Perspectives reports that the “executive summary from NPD BookScan on the first quarter of 2021 sees the volume of sales in print books in the United States growing 29 percent over the same quarter in 2020. That’s representative of 205 million units, over sales of 158 units sold in Q1 2020.
“This marks the highest volume of Q1 print sales since NPD BookScan began tracking sales in 2004,” according to this morning’s media messaging from NPD Books’ Kristen McLean…”


Report: “Data Privacy Laws Sprout From Alaska to Virginia, Thanks to Bipartisan Support

infoDOCKET cites AdAge as it notes that “Red Florida may be about to join blue California in passing a tough data privacy law. While bipartisan political consensus is rare in the U.S., suspicion of “Big Tech” and advocacy of consumer data privacy are uniting politicians and spurring a slew of new legislation from Connecticut to Alaska.
The article then continues by providing the “current status of data laws in key states.”


New Online: National Archives of the Netherlands Digitizes 1.9 Million Items Linked to Dutch Slave Trade

Also according to infoDOCKET “the Dutch national archive has put almost two million documents and drawings online which relate to the Netherlands’ slavery past after an eight-year project to preserve and digitalise them.
The documents cover a variety of companies involved in the slave trade and include lost documents about Fort Elmina on the coast of what is now Ghana, which was a central point in the trade of enslaved peoples…”


MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES


Conferences, Meetings and Webinars

Wiley and Cochrane announced pilot agreement with OhioLINK to provide Ohio Citizens with free access to the Cochrane Library

OASPA and OPERAS to host series of three workshops on innovative business models for OA books

Elsevier and The Lancet partner to host educational webinar series on COVID-19 vaccines

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