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Hachette ebook sales declined in the past three months of 2022

Hachette is one of the largest publishers in the world and they have just announced their first-quarter earnings. Sales increased by 8.7% and they generated $591 million USD in the first three months of 2022. Digital book sales accounted for 8.1% of total publishing in 2022, compared to 9% in the first quarter of 2021. Sales of downloadable audiobooks continued to improve and represented 4.8% of revenue compared to 4.6% in the same year-ago period.

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Dasung A4 is a 13.3-inch e-note that can view and edit PDF files

Dasung has just released a new 13.3 inch e-note that is based on the Sony Digital Paper DPT-RP1. The company is running their own software and this device is primarily geared towards viewing and editing PDF files. However, it  can also read ebooks and supports a myriad of formats such as TXT, EPUB, MOBI and tons of others. Unlike the Sony, it comes with a myriad of colors, such as mint, cute pink, sky blue, white and grey.

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NY Library Offers Free Banned e-reader Books

For the month of May, the New York Public Library (NYPL) will be releasing four banned books nationwide using SimplyE, which is a free-reader app.

There is an interesting commonality between all of the titles; they are all award-winning highly praised books, however, due to their subject matter, they are also viewed as controversial, as some parents and educators have expressed concerns about their appropriateness for children.

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Print Sales Forecasted to Drop in 2022

During the pandemic there was a notable increase in print sales of books, 8% in 2020 and 9% in 2021, respectfully.

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