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What Statistical Publishing Research Do You Need Most?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief

library computersAt Publishing Perspectives we’re constantly working to improve our services to publishers, authors, agents and others involved in the book business. Statistical research and data is something everyone needs. While you can get approximate sales figures from Nielsen, market data from the BISG, and a host of other slices of the business, one can’t help think that there’s more to be done — especially when it comes to the cross-pollination and cross-referencing of publishing with other forms of media, such as film and games.

So tell us, in a perfect world, what kind of statistical research and analysis would you like to see undertaken? What would be most useful to you? What would be interesting? What would be relevant? And why?

Let us know in the comments or email us with your thoughts, ideas and desires.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.