Industry Statistics

26 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Study confirms loss of bookstores negatively impacts e-book growth; Bowker finds recreational travelers prefer print guidebooks; Tor/Forge e-books now all DRM-free; The Man Booker Prize longlist

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18 Jul

Study Finds E-Books Surge, Physical Stores Still Largest Book Channel

E-books became the publishing industry’s single bestselling format for adult fiction in 2011, with sales of $1.27 billion, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday by the Book Industry Study Group.

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18 Jul

Bookstore Sales Up Again in May

For the second month in a row, retail sales at bookstores outpaced 2011. May retail sales at bookstores increased by 5.7 percent compared to May 2011, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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14 Jun

Sales at Bookstores Up in April

Following three months of decline, April retail sales at bookstores increased by 3.8 percent compared to April 2011, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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11 Jun

The CEO Report From ABA’s 2012 Annual Membership Meeting

Here, in its entirety, is the report of ABA CEO Oren Teicher to the membership at the association’s June 5 annual meeting at BEA.

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06 Jun

Bowker Study Provides Encouraging News for Kids’ Booksellers

ABA educational programming at the first ABC Children’s Institute kicked off with the opening plenary “Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” presented by Kelly Gallagher, vice president, Publishing Work Flow Solutions, R.R. Bowker.

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17 May

Retail sales at Bookstores Drop in March

March retail sales at bookstores dropped 3.8 percent compared to March 2011, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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02 May

BTW News Briefs

B&N and Microsoft form partnership; Court deals blow to e-book pricing class action lawsuits; Target stops selling Kindles; Tablet popularity grows among e-book consumers; BEA pin board highlights ABA members

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19 Apr

Retail Sales at Bookstores Fell in February

February retail sales at bookstores dropped 4.1 percent compared to February 2011, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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05 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Ingram’s VitalSource adds Andriod application; Consortium launches Bookslinger app; Ghost Hero wins Dilys; Pew Research documents e-book rise

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14 Mar

January Retail Sales at Bookstores Flat

January retail sales at bookstores were nearly flat compared to January 2011, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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16 Feb

Retail Sales at Bookstores Drop in December

December retail sales at bookstores dropped by 15.6 percent compared to December 2010, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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09 Feb

Verso Study Spotlights Consumer Book Buying Behavior

The results of the third annual “Survey of Book Buying Behavior With Verso Digital,” presented at last month’s Winter Institute, provided insights on e-reader and tablet ownership, the split between e-book/print book purchasing, and the effect of the Borders closing on book buying.

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02 Feb

Books by the Numbers

Data from two studies presented by Len Vlahos, executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, at this year’s Winter Institute, provided booksellers with an overview of an industry clearly in flux.

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26 Jan

E-Books: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Last week’s Winter Institute session “E-Books: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” presented data on e-book sales growth and trends among IndieCommerce websites and a look at some of the creative ways indie booksellers are drawing customer attention to promote sales.

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