Industry Statistics

09 Jan

Verso Study Looks at “Borders Effect”

The latest study from Verso Digital, which will be the subject of a presentation at next week’s Winter Institute, found that “approximately 60 percent of former Borders customers have yet to appreciably increase their shopping at other bookselling locations.”

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14 Dec

Retail Sales at Bookstores Fall in October

Following two months of significant increases, October retail sales at bookstores dropped by 6.6 percent compared to October 2010, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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08 Dec

Strong Holiday Sales for Independent Bookstores

Independent bookstores are showing continued resilience this holiday season, with reported online and in-store sales well over last year’s results, according to ABA.

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17 Nov

Another Jump in Retail Sales at Bookstores

Book sales were up for the second straight month in September, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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09 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Children’s Choice Book Awards voting opens March 14; Esi Edugyan wins Giller Prize;  Inc. on leveraging the senses to spur holiday sales; BISG study finds deepening commitment to digital formats; Google eBooks launches in Australia; B&N unveils Nook Tablet

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17 Oct

Retail Sales at Bookstores Jump in August

August retail sales at bookstores increased by 11.8 percent compared to August 2010, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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15 Sep

Retail Sales at Bookstores Drop in July

July retail sales at bookstores were down 4.2 percent compared to July 2010, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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09 Aug

Study Finds Publishers’ Sales Grow, Indie Booksellers Weather Challenging Times

Publishers’ net sales grew over the past three years, according to a new study from AAP and BISG. And though publishers’ net sales revenue to brick-and-mortar retail chains declined 2.7 percent overall, for independents the outcome was somewhat better.

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20 Jul

Retail Bookstore Sales Up Slightly in May

May retail sales at bookstores increased 1.6 percent, compared to May 2010, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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14 Jul

June Retail Sales Increase, But Remain Weak

On Thursday, the Commerce Department released figures that showed retail and food service sales in June rose by 0.1 percent from the previous month. Although the increase surprised economists, it was still “further evidence of the reluctance of consumers to spend,” said the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.

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16 Jun

April Sales at Bookstores: Not So Cruel

April retail sales at bookstores increased 1.8 percent, compared with April 2010, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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18 May

BTW News Briefs

Bowker reports number of print books increased in 2010; BISG begins search for new executive director; Blue Rider Press to publish in fall 2011; Lerner Publishing launches distribution company; Minimum advertised pricing on ASTRA agenda; Philip Roth wins Man Booker International Prize

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12 May

Retail Sales at Bookstores Slip in March

March retail sales at bookstores decreased 5.8 percent, compared to March 2010, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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14 Apr

Retails Sales at Bookstores Jump in February

February retail sales at bookstores increased 9.3 percent, compared to February 2010, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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17 Mar

Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in January

January retail sales at bookstores were down by 4.6 percent, compared to January 2010, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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