Cultivating Book Sales At Farmers’ Markets

It used to be that offering customers coffee, tea, or occasionally wine or beer with their books was enough. But in some communities, books go better with heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, and local organic meat. Outdoor marketplaces may not work for everyone—Powell’s Books in Portland, Ore., dropped out after one summer—but for the right book, an occasional table at a farmers’ market can boost sales. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Unit Sales of Print Books Fell 8.3% in Early March

Unit sales of print books fell 8.3% in the week ended Mar. 12, 2022, from the comparable week in 2021, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Print Book Sales Dropped 16% Last Week

A year ago, sales of Dr. Seuss titles were soaring following the decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises to stop publishing some older Seuss titles. With no such controversy this year, unit sales of print books fell 16.2% last week from a year ago. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Print Book Sales Rose 4.3% Last Week

Unit sales of print books rose 4.3% last week over the week ended February 20, 2021, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The weekly increase was the best compared to 2021 so far this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Unit Sales of Print Books Up 4.3% in Mid-February

With every category except adult nonfiction reporting gains, unit sales of print books rose 4.3% in the week ended Feb. 19, 2022, over the comparable week in 2021, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Unit Sales of Print Books Rose 2.8% in Mid-February

Unit sales of print books rose 2.8% in the week ended Feb. 12, 2022, compared to the similar in 2021, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Print Book Sales Fell 3.9% Last Week

With the adult nonfiction category posting a 10.2% decline in sales, total unit sales of print books fell 3.9% last week compared to the week ended February 6, 2021, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Print Book Sales Fell 5.6% in January

Unit sales of print books fell 1.6% last week compared to the week ended January 30, 2021, and ended January down 5.6% compared to last January at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Sales of Maus Soar After a Tennessee School Board Banned the Book

Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel about the Holocaust now has several top slots on Amazon’s bestseller list. Continue reading at Slate

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Unit Sales of Print Books Likely to Fall in 2022

After increasing 8% in 2020 and 9% in 2021, it is unlikely that unit sales of print books will grow again in 2022, Kristen McLean, executive director and industry analyst for NPD/BookScan Books. She noted the importance of several other trends, including the influence of BookTok and the growth... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Print Book Sales Fell 3% Last Week

Weak nonfiction sales dragged down total unit sales of print books last week, with total sales dropping 3% compared to the week ended January 16, 2021, at outlets that report to BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Sales Jumped 20% at Half Price Books in 2021

In 2021, chain-wide sales at Half Price Books were up 20% over 2020. The company now runs 124 stores in 19 states. Employees have unionized at four different stores in Minnesota. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Print Book Sales Get a Bad Start in 2022

Facing tough comparisons to 2021, when sales got off to a strong start compared to 2020, unit sales of print books fell 13.9% last week from the first week in 2021 at outlets that report to BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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UK book sales in 2021 highest in a decade

Booming appetites for crime, sci-fi and romance drive fiction sales 20% higher than in 2019, with Richard Osman the year’s bestselling authorBook sales continued to climb last year despite lockdowns, with more than 212m print books sold in 2021 – the highest figure of the last decade.Driven by... Continue reading at The Guardian

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French book trade reports 20% sales surge in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic may continue to cloud people’s lives, but it has generated a silver lining for the French book business.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Print Books Had a Huge Sales Year in 2021

Led by the fiction categories, unit sales of print books rose 8.9% in 2021 over 2020 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. 825.7 million print units were sold last year, a jump of nearly 68 million over 2020 and a whopping 132 million over 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Sales Rose in November

Sales of adult trade books rose 5.3% in November over 2020, while children’s/young adult book sales posted a 9.8% increase. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Print Book Sales Dip During the Week Before Christmas

For the second consecutive week, unit sales of print books last week fell compared to 2020. Sales dropped 2% compared to the week ended December 19, 2020, after declining 12.2% in the prior week at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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NPD Projects US Print Book Unit Sales 17 Percent Above 2019

Year-to-date performance in the American book market is looking likely to converge with that of 202 at 8 percent, NPD Books reports. The post NPD Projects US Print Book Unit Sales 17 Percent Above 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Print Book Sales Slipped Last Week

Unit sales of print books dipped 0.2% last week compared to the week ended December 5, 2020, ending a long string of weekly sales growth. Only adult fiction and young adult fiction had sales increases over last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Lawmakers Expand Inquiry into Library E-book Market

After questioning the Big Five publishers in September, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo (D-California) this week expanded their ongoing inquiry into the library e-book market with questions for nine major library e-book distributors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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