BookNet Canada: Digital Revenue Up in 2016, Ebook Sales Down

Toronto-based Kobo and Seattle's Amazon are neck-and-neck in Canadian publishers' use of ebook retailers, BookNet Canada finds, in a new 2016 survey. The post BookNet Canada: Digital Revenue Up in 2016, Ebook Sales Down appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-07 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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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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Industry Notes: Canada’s Shifts in Ebook and Print; London Book Fair Plans a Writer’s Digest Day

In Canada, BookNet's check on sales shows ebooks a bit up, In the UK, a new author day is announced by London Book Fair and the US-based Writer's Digest. The post Industry Notes: Canada’s Shifts in Ebook and Print; London Book Fair Plans a Writer’s Digest Day appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Publishing Associations on Geo-Blocking, Ebooks, and the Digital Single Market

On the European Commission's geo-blocking regulations for ebooks, the Italian, Greek, French, and European publishing associations issue words of caution. The post European Publishing Associations on Geo-Blocking, Ebooks, and the Digital Single Market appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-07-25 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 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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Dosdoce and Bookwire Chart ‘Soaring’ Ebook Sales in the Spanish Markets

Citing a 110-percent jump in sales in Latin America and 41 percent growth in Spain, a new report sees digital as a key to the Spanish markets' turnaround. The post Dosdoce and Bookwire Chart ‘Soaring’ Ebook Sales in the Spanish Markets appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russia’s Readers Raise the Digital Stakes Amid Falling Print Sales

Reports in Russia describe a 60-percent growth in ebook sales last year, and analysts say digital formats may grow at 30 to 50 percent for years to come. The post Russia’s Readers Raise the Digital Stakes Amid Falling Print Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookNet Canada Offers Studies of Popular Genres

BookNet Canada has issued four studies looking at the demographics for book buyers of biographies/autobiographies, detective fiction, science fiction and cookbooks, each showing trends for the genre. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ReDigi, Key Digital 'First Sale' Case, Heating Up on Appeal

In an amicus brief, AAP lawyers argue that a reversal legalizing the resale of digital media would be "catastrophic" for the publishing industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reactions to the Publishers Association’s UK 2016 Report: Clearly Unclear on Digital

The culprit-of-choice for the new report's 'downturn' in e-reading is 'screen fatigue.' And the usual confusion follows a data-challenged overview. The post Reactions to the Publishers Association’s UK 2016 Report: Clearly Unclear on Digital appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print

Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK Britons are abandoning the ebook at an alarming rate with sales of consumer titles down almost a fifth last year, as “screen fatigue” helped fuel a five-year high in printed... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK ebook sales flounder as interest in print copies rebounds

Book sales in the UK are on the rise, but not because of ebooks. Figures for 2016 released by the Publishers Association show a 7 percent rise over 2015, the largest year-over-year growth in a decade. Physical book sales were up 8 percent, however eb... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ebook sales drop as readers favour non-fiction books

Total book sales including physical and digital books rose 6% to £3.5bn, propped up by non-fiction. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A New Digital Revenue Driver Delivers for Publisher and Their Clients

[Sponsored] Mining Media International implemented Xposure’s FlockXchange platform to change their digital strategy while bringing in new revenue. The post A New Digital Revenue Driver Delivers for Publisher and Their Clients appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2017-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Despite Upswing in Sales, Quarto Reports Loss in 2016

A one-time charge associated with the sale of Quarto's Books & Gifts Direct business resulted in an operating loss for the company in 2016, but sales and profits in its core publishing operations rose. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales, Earnings Fell at PRH in 2016

The lack of a mega-bestseller was one factor in the 9.6% drop in revenue at Penguin Random House in 2016; earnings in the year fell 3.6% compared to 2015. Operating margins, however, improved to 16.0% in 2016, up from 15.0% in 2015. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: BookExpo’s Audio ‘Tea,’ Canada’s BookNet-Kobo Contest, and the UK’s ‘Media Medic’

In the USA, BookExpo includes audiobook events. In Canada, ebook design is stressed in a competition. And in the UK, a bookseller features a self-published novel. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Audiobook ‘Tea’: Alda, Patterson, Meyer, Older eedPOP, which is producing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles

It can be cheaper to buy the physical copy of a book than a digital download thanks to changes in Amazon’s deal with publishersAt the start of this decade publishers feared the death of the paperback. Britons abandoned bookshops at an alarming rate, seduced by e-readers and cheap digital... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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