News & Notes – 7/09/2022

July 9, 2022 News & Notes 2

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff.

Bookish News

  • Is the Book Sales Boom Finally Over? Print book sales are down 6.6% in the early part of 2022, compared with 2021’s numbers. Publishers Weekly breaks it down by frontlist/backlist and by category (fiction, nonfiction, etc.)
  • Announcing the 2022 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist “Arthur C. Clarke Award is given to the best science fiction novel that has its first UK publication in the previous year.” ( Unlike the Hugo and Locus awards, which are determined by readers’ votes, or the Nebula, which is voted on by fellow writers, the Clarke is awarded based on the decision of a panel of judges chosen by various SFF organizations and institutions in the UK.

Worth Reading/Viewing

Books, Movies, and TV

The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle. Gollancz edition, 2022

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