According to Publishers Weekly “By any measure, the first half of 2021 was a good period for trade book publishing. Revenue at the companies that report trade sales to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program rose 17.6% over the first six months of 2020; NPD BookScan reported that unit sales increased 18.5% in the period; and bookstore sales jumped 30% over what was a miserable first six months of 2020…”
ACRL Insider notes that “The September 2021 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. As we work on production of this issue, many academic libraries are preparing for a new term during a surge of the COVID-19 delta variant. While the pandemic continues both in the United States and globally, we start out this issue with two articles looking back.
Citing the Scientist, infoDOCKET reports that “Preprints have made up a large chunk of the COVID-19 literature to date. According to a study by Coates, Polka, and their colleagues, of the approximately 125,000 COVID-19–related scientific articles published in the first 10 months of the pandemic, more than 30,000 (around one-quarter) were preprints. “Normally you would find around three or four percent of the biomedical literature as preprints each year,” Coates says. “A lot of people have actually been turning to them for the first time…”
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