Halloween 'bigger than ever' for children's market

Sales of Halloween-themed children’s books increased by more than 65% in the fortnight ending 11th October, as booksellers across the UK gear up for one of their busiest Halloweens yet. A search of terms such as “vampires”, “witches” and “ghosts” in the Nielsen BookScan TCM 5,000 revealed that sales of Halloween-themed titles between 28th September and 11th October totalled £235,696, 66% up on the previous fortnight’s figure (£142,139). Volume sales of Halloween-themed titles were up by 67% in the time period, to 46,739 copies (from 27,944 units). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Erskine advises on marketing to children at Bookseller Children's Conference

Companies need to ensure their brands come across as useful, direct and friendly if they want to appeal to children, according to James Erskine, m.d. of specialist marketing agency Rocket.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Children’s Books in China 2019: The Chinese Children’s Book Market Is Still on a Roll

The oft-quoted numbers remain as compelling as ever: 370 million people under the age of 18, an additional 17.5 million babies born annually, and at least 600 active publishers in the children’s book industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: Top 10 Children's Books in China - A Quick Market Analysis

The two biggest online book retailers in China are Dangdang and JD, which combined take up nearly two-thirds of the market. However, despite serving the same readership, their top 10 bestseller lists tend to differ greatly. Interestingly enough, for 2017, their charts share not even one title. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's Books in China 2018: The Continuing Story of the Children’s Book Market in China

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Children's Books in China 2017: An Overview of the Children’s Book Market in China

Though describing the massive Chinese children’s book market is as easy as A, B, C (amazing, booming, crowded), explaining the forces behind its growth may take more than 1, 2, 3—but that is still a very good way to start. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children's market explored at New York Children’s Book Summit

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Russian Market Looks to Children’s Books for 2021 Growth

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YA sees 43% boost post-lockdown as children's market swells

Young Adult books saw a huge 43% rise in post-lockdown sales by value as the children's sector as a whole swelled to 33% of the market once shops reopened. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Barbara Marcus reveals trends in 'robust' US children's market

The US children's market has seen huge growth this year with increasing focus on books by people of colour and by celebrities, Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children's Books in the US, has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Concern for children's book market as The Book People fails to find buyer

Trade figures have said the failure of The Book People to find a buyer, leading to 155 redundancies, could have ramifications for the children's book market.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Thai Children’s Rights Fair Throws the Spotlight on a Fast-Developing Market

The four-day International Children’s Content Rights Fair—which took place in Thailand, and ended its run on December 2—is focused on children’s content from ASEAN publishers and facilitating rights trading within the region and with overseas exhibitors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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China’s Children’s Book Market: Big Numbers and Local Talent

As China's children's book market matures, publishers are look at ways to develop more local talent while maintaining a balance with foreign titles. The post China’s Children’s Book Market: Big Numbers and Local Talent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Shanghai Children’s Book Fair Looks to Capitalize on Growing Market

With sales of children's books in China up 14% in the first nine months of 2018, attendees at this year's fair see more opportunities for deal-making. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Children’s book market up 0.7% by value in 2018 to date

The children’s book market has shown steady growth of 0.7% in the first part of 2018 but some of the biggest increases were from non-fiction categories, charts and data editor Kiera O’Brien revealed at The Bookseller Children’s Conference this morning. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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“Economic markers are positive,” proclaimed NPD-BookScan's Kristen McLean in the opening presentation at the Bologna Book Fair/Publishers Weekly Global Kids Connect conference in New York.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Children's book marketing competition launches

Children’s book publicists are being called on to submit a low-budget marketing campaign they are proud of to a competition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Children's market up 2.6% in first three months of 2017

For the first 11 weeks of 2017, the Children’s market is up 2.6% in value, to £46.4m, compared to the same period a year ago. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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