Q1 Bookstore Sales Up 16% over 2021, But Trail 2019

March bookstore sales increased 12.5% over a year ago, contributing to a 16% gain in the first quarter of 2022 over the comparable period in 2021. The $1.99 billion in 2022 first quarter sales, however, was 2.5% below the first period of 2019. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Soaring June Sales Boost 2021 First Half Bookstore Sales

Bookstore sales skyrocketed 811% in June over a year ago, and finished the first half of 2021 with a 30% increase over the first six months of 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstore Sales Rose 28% in 2021

Bookstore sales increased 28% in 2021 over 2020, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales were $9.03 billion, compared to sales of $6.50 billion in pandemic-ravaged 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstore Sales Fell 5.7% in 2019

Bookstore sales, which struggled for most of the year, ended 2019 with a weak December and finished the year with a 5.7% sales drop compared to 2018, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Book Sales Off to a Slow Start for 2019

Will "political fatigue" end publishers' six year streak of print sales growth? At a late morning session dubbed The State of the Publishing Industry Today, David Walter, executive director, client development for NPD Books, told BookExpo attendees that growth in print sales is trending down,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstore Sales Rose 12.3% in May

Bookstore sales increased 12.3% in May over a year ago, rising to $665 million, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The gain was relatively modest compared to earlier jumps in previous months. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Comics/Graphic Novel Sales Jumped 62% in 2021

Sales of comics and graphic novels rose 62% in 2021 over 2020, according to a new joint estimate by ICv2 and Comichron. Total comics and graphic novel sales to consumers in 2021 in the U.S. and Canada were approximately $2.07 billion, Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstore Sales Rose 31% in April

Bookstore sales posted a solid increase in April over 2021, rising 31.6%, to $633 million, from $481 million a year ago. For the first four months of 2022, bookstore sales increased 19.4% over the comparable period in 2021, rising to $2.62 billion, from $2.19 billion in 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon to close Kindle bookstore in China, halt device sale

Amazon said Thursday it will shut down its digital Kindle bookstores in China and stop selling the device to retailers in the country Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2022-06-02 17:45:04 UTC ]
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Trade Publishing Sales Rose 2.6% in Q1

Sales of adult trade books fell slightly in the first quarter of 2022 from the comparable period in 2021, but children's sales increased 10.2% at publishers that report to AAP's StatShot program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Raven Named Bookstore of the Year, Lowe Named Sales Rep of the Year

The Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, Kans., was named 'PW' Bookstore of the Year in a virtual awards ceremony held during the U.S. Book Show. Commission rep Kurtis Lowe of Book Travelers West is 'PW' Sales Rep of the Year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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$5 Audiobooks are On Sale at Libro.fm for Independent Bookstore Day

From April 25 to May 1, Libro.fm has a selection of audiobooks on sale for $5 each. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-25 15:56:05 UTC ]
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Sales of Print Books Jumped 16% Ahead of Easter

A huge spike in demand for children’s books in the lead-up to Easter resulted in a 16.8% increase in unit sales of print books in the week ended Apr. 16, 2022, over the comparable week in 2021, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstore Sales Rose 27% in February

Bookstore sales were $583 million in February up from $459 million a year ago, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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January Bookstore Sales Rose 11.5% in 2022

January bookstore sales increased to $914 million in 2022 over 2021, but were 7.7% below bookstore sales in January 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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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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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W H Smith sales hit 85% of 2019 levels after good Christmas trading

W H Smith has reported a "good performance" for the 20-week period to 15th January 2022, with total group revenue at 85% of 2019 levels.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bookstore Sales Jumped in November

Bookstore sales were $709 million in November, up 43% from November 2020, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-01-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Guardian | 2022-01-11 17:21:11 UTC ]
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