Showbiz Sandbox 351: What We Know and Don’t Know About Book Publishing in 2016
January 16, 2017
Looking at how the publishing industry fared over the past year it quickly becomes apparent that there aren’t a lot of hard sales figures thanks to online retailers which don’t publish such data. With e-books accounting for 70% of all adult fiction purchases in 2016 the industry has become impossible to track. One measurable trend however is the record number of e-books being borrowed from traditional libraries.
Meanwhile, the box office has already claimed its first victims of the new year, with three high profile films tanking in their debut weekend. Does this mean Hollywood movie stars can no longer ensure a decent opening weekend?
Maybe moviegoers were simply catching up on all the year end movies that are being hailed during awards season. Nominations were announced last week by the guilds representing directors, producers, cinematographers and costume designers.
Of course we also cover the week’s top entertainment news including layoffs at Pandora, a Jimmy Buffett musical has plans for Broadway and George Lucas brings his long planned museum to Los Angeles.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to End Its 146-Year Run
comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of January 15, 2017
Lucasfilm Has “No Plans” for Digital Re-Creation of Carrie Fisher as Leia
Michael Lynton to step down as CEO of Sony Entertainment
DGA Film Nominees Revealed; Nate Parker Scores First-Time Director Nom
‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Lion,’ ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Silence’ Score ASC Nominations
‘La La Land,’ ‘Jackie’ Among Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees
2017 PGA Film Nominees Include ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’; ‘Westworld,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Atlanta’ Among TV
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney – BookFilter
At the End of the World by Lawrence Millman – BookFilter
How America Lost Its Secrets by Edward Jay Epstein
Los Angeles Will Be Home to George Lucas’ $1-Billion Museum
BBC Boasts Best Ever Week for iPlayer During Festive Season
Star Trek’ Fan Film Dispute Goes to Jury Trial in Big Ruling
Pandora Announces Layoffs, Plans to Reduce Workforce by 7%
Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Margaritaville’ Musical Is Broadway Bound
‘Duck Dynasty’ Creators Sue ITV for $100M, Claim Extortion
‘Urban Myths’ Episode With Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson Canceled by Sky TV
Study: Female Filmmakers Lost Ground in 2016
The Top 10 Print Book and Amazon Kindle Bestsellers of 2016
Record Number of E-books and Audiobooks Borrowed from Library in 2016
Ann Brebner, Casting Director for George Lucas, Dies at 93
William Peter Blatty, Author of ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 89