AAP's First Report on 2016 Shows Sales, Revenue Down

The industry sales report for 2016 found that total revenue for the industry fell 6.6%, compared to 2015. Based on sales from 1,207 companies that report to AAP, total revenue last year was $14.25 billion, down from $15.26 billion in 2015. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Thanksgiving Week Sales Down 3% from 2016

Sales of print books got off to a slow holiday season start at outlets that report to NPD BookScan: units were 3% lower in the 2017 Thanksgiving week than in the comparable week last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unimpressed with revenue, publishers want to sell their own ads on Facebook video shows

Facebook needs to loosen its grip on Watch show sponsorships and mid-roll inventory, publishers say. The post Unimpressed with revenue, publishers want to sell their own ads on Facebook video shows appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Small indie publishers report booming sales

In a sector that has struggled elsewhere, figures for 60 of the smallest players in the UK industry show sales up 79% in the last yearIndependent publishers have unleashed a boom in sales, according to new research. Latest figures from Inpress, which works with 60 of the smallest players in the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Warner, AT&T deal contingent on CNN sale: report

AT&T’s proposed $85-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc., which owns CNN, HBO and Warner Bros. studios, is encountering resistance from the U.S. Department of Justice. For months, the Dallas telecommunications giant has been confidently predicting that it would finalize the takeover of Time... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Welsh-language novels 'enjoying golden age' despite reported sales decline

Despite news this week that sales had fallen dramatically, the Welsh Books Council’s chief says that the sector is showing real growthThe head of the Welsh Books Council (WBC) has hailed a “golden age for the Welsh-language novel” despite reports of a dramatic decline in sales.BBC Cymru Fyw... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ST report on Waterstones sale 'sensible enough', says Daunt

A story in yesterday's Sunday Times reporting that N M Rothschild corporate financiers have been asked by Waterstones owner Alexander Mamut to explore a £250m sale of the chain has been described as "sensible enough" by the chain's m.d. James Daunt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Edinburgh UP reports 12% sales rise

Edinburgh University Press has reported a 12% rise in sales for the year to end July 2017, to £3.22m. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unit Sales Down 1% Compared to 2016

At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, unit sales of print books were 1% lower in the week ended Sept. 3, 2017, than in the comparable week in 2016. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Booksellers Report Solid Summer Sales

Sales were strong across much of the country this past summer, and the attitude going into the fall is positive, according to a survey of more than 15 independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unit Sales Dip 2% Compared to 2016

With sales down in three of the four major publishing segments, unit sales of print books at outlets that report to NPD BookScan were 2% lower in the week ended Aug. 27, 2017, than in the similar week in 2016. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New York Times pulls YA novel from bestseller list after reports of fake sales

Lani Sarem’s Handbook for Mortals was taken off the No 1 spot after fellow YA authors, sceptical of ‘a book that no one has heard of’, uncovered a pattern of strategic preordersA young adult novel has been removed from the No 1 position on the New York Times bestseller lists, after detective... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NPD Top 10 Publishers Ranked by Print & Digital Unit Sales, 2016

In February, we ran a listing of the country’s largest publishers ranked by print units sold through outlets that report to NPD BookScan. While that approach has its limitations (it doesn’t include ebook sales or sales at outlets that don’t report to BookScan), it does provide a look at how the... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Print and audio book sales boost S&S revenue

Sales at Simon & Schuster grew 10% in the second quarter of 2017, hitting $206 million (£158m). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bleacher Report poaches Conde Nast’s Howard Mittman to lead sales

The former Conde Nast publisher sees an opportunity to capitalize on disruption taking place in sports media. The post Bleacher Report poaches Conde Nast’s Howard Mittman to lead sales appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-07-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ACE reports show libraries help older people

New research from Arts Council England has explored the “important contribution” public libraries make to the well-being of older people. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Day sales soar year on year as campaign report assesses engagement

Sales of World Book Day (WBD) titles soared by more than 50% in comparison to last year, with 469,274 copies in total shifted in the week of the event, sales figures have shown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French Publishing Sales Rose 4.25% in 2016

A change in the curriculum at schools gave France's book business a boost in 2016, while its new minister of culture, a former publisher, is addressing lingering challenges, including the regulation of online bookselling. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Germany’s 2016 Book Market Report: ‘Stable Amid Transformation’

Even as German booksellers see online efforts pay off, consumption patterns are weaker, says a new report: 'A truly distressing drop in customer frequency." The post Germany’s 2016 Book Market Report: ‘Stable Amid Transformation’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Germany's Publishing Revenue Rises 1% in 2016

A new report issued this week by the trade association representing German publishers and booksellers revealed that book revenue was up 1% in Germany last year, hitting €9.28 billion ($10.41 billion). The largest segment seeing gains was children's books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Borsenverein figures break down Germany's book sales for 2016

Sales of books and journals in Germany across 2016 were up marginally for the first time since 2013, according to data released by trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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