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What Statistical Publishing Research Do You Need Most?

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.

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One Comment

  1. Posted April 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    I’m doing some research right now on the ethics of sharing eBooks, and whether there is a form of sharing eBooks for free that isn’t considered piracy. It would be very useful to understand how often books are pirated online versus being legitimately purchased. Thanks!

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