Industry Statistics

10 Mar

BTW New Briefs

Survey finds most Americans prefer buying books at a store; Alliance for Main Street Fairness applauds Texas e-fairness bill; World Book Night is a resounding success; Candlewick launches new imprint

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16 Feb

Bookstore Sales Up in December

Retail sales at bookstores increased in December 2010, but remained down for the year.

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10 Feb

The Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age: Takeaways From the ABC/Bowker Pubtrack Survey

Kristen McLean, former ABC executive director, now a consultant to ABA, offers insights and action points for booksellers based on the “The Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” a joint study by Bowker Pubtrack and ABC.

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03 Feb

Retail Sales at Bookstores Rose in November

Retail sales at bookstores in November 2010 increased after seven months of decline.

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03 Feb

2010 Verso Study Revisited at Digital Book World

At the recent Digital Book World conference in New York, Jack McKeown, co-owner of Books & Books in Westhampton, New York, and director of Business Development for Verso Digital, presented an update on the “2010 Survey of Book-Buying Behavior With Verso Digital.”

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26 Jan

2011 Survey Reaffirms “Buy Local” Message Benefits Indie Businesses

For the fourth year in a row, a national survey of independent businesses has found that those in communities with active “buy local” campaigns have experienced markedly stronger revenue growth compared to those located in areas without such initiatives.

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12 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Study looks at buying habits of mystery readers; SBA offers disaster preparedness webinars; Australia’s Queensland bookstores affected by devastating flood; AAP names Andi Sporkin vice president, communications; Ingram’s CoreSource to provide e-content management for university presses; PNBA announces 2011 book award winners

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16 Dec

Retail Bookstore Sales Dip in October

Retail sales at bookstores in October were down for the seventh consecutive month. October 2010 sales slipped 2.5 percent compared with October 2009, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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09 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Small Business Saturday extended; BookExpo America to stay in New York; AAP reports October book sales

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17 Nov

Retail Bookstore Sales Slip in September

September retail sales at bookstores were off by 7.14 percent, compared with September 2009, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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10 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Langenscheidt to close U.S. operations; Chronicle to distribute Creative Company lines; Milligan News celebrates 75th anniversary; LGBT publisher to launch in 2011; Random House site explores links between books and film; 500+ retailers to celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day; AAP reports decrease in September book sales; Prufrock Press acquires Cottonwood Press

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28 Oct

Correction

Last week’s Bookselling This Week article “Retail Bookstore Sales Drop Again in August” incorrectly noted the percentage of 2010 YTD retail sales at bookstores compared with the same period in 2009. YTD sales for 2010 were down 1.9 percent.

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14 Oct

BTW News Briefs

ReadingGroupGuides.com’s top-10 lists for book clubs; SBA implements higher maximum loan sizes; Jacobson named Man Booker Prize winner; Ingram Content Group signs distribution services deal with Springer; Year-to-date e-book sales surge

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16 Sep

Retail Bookstore Sales Slip in July

July retail sales at bookstores slipped for the fourth month in a row. July 2010 sales were off by 2.35 percent, compared with July 2009, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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18 Aug

Retail Bookstore Sales Down in June

June retail sales at bookstores dropped for the third consecutive month. June 2010 sales were off by 0.81 percent, compared with June 2009, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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