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    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in February

    Retail sales at bookstores were down by three percent in February 2017 compared to February 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in January

    Retail sales at bookstores were down by 3.7 percent in January 2017 compared to January 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in December, Up in 2016

    Retail sales at bookstores were down by 3.1 percent in December 2016 compared to December 2015 but were up for the year, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    The Top Sources of IndieCommerce Store Traffic in 2016

    Three referral sources were responsible for almost 75 percent of IndieCommerce traffic in 2016, according to IndieCommerce Director Phil Davies.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in November

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 1.5 percent in November 2016 compared to November 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in October

    Retail sales at bookstores were down by 1 percent in October 2016 compared to October 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in September

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 1.7 percent in September 2016 compared to September 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Publishing Insights From the Nielsen Children’s Book Summit

    Industry experts and executives discussed important issues in children’s publishing at the annual Nielsen Children’s Book Summit on October 27.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in August

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 2 percent in August 2016 compared to August 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Updated Study Drives Home Amazon’s Negative Impact on Economy

    On September 28, ABA and Civic Economics released a full update of their “Amazon and Empty Storefronts” study. The new data, from 2015, shows that Amazon’s negative impact on Main Streets is growing significantly worse.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in July

    Retail sales at bookstores were down by 0.9 percent in July 2016 compared to July 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    On ABA, Amazon, and Activism, Not to Mention Indies First and Lena Dunham: A Letter From ABA’s President

    ABA President Betsy Burton provides a first look at some of the frightening data from the soon-to-be released updated Civic Economics Amazon and Empty Storefronts Study and encourages booksellers to take advantage of the resources available to create a firestorm of public interest.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in June

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 5 percent in June 2016 compared to June 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in May

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 3.1 percent in May 2016 compared to May 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Children’s Book Market Trends and Opportunities Featured at Ci4

    Kristen McLean, resident children’s specialist at Nielsen Book, shared key content trends in children’s books, as well as potential opportunities for capturing new readers, during a featured talk at the 2016 Children’s Institute.

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