Bowker launches a new globl e-book survey to assess attitudes and purchasing habits of consumers in the UK, US, Germany, France, Spain, India, Australia, Brazil, South Korea and Japan.
Scholastic Preps Social Reading Platform for Kids
Scholastic is working to launch an electronic platform for children comment and share information on books they are reading, said Deborah Forte.
The Power Buyer: A New Breed of Voracious and Influential Reader
Once consumers migrate to Kindle, there are even more sales, with Kindle users buying three times as many books.
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#BEA11: New Data Shows Growth Across the Publishing Industry
By Hannah Johnson Today, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) presented a new statistics report called BookStats, aimed at providing more complete data to the publishing industry. The aim of the report, according to Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks, will be to show “how publishers develop, repurpose and recast content.” The full report will …
Book Industry Study Group: The Rosetta Stone of the Publishing Industry
BISG is focused on producing actionable data that will make a difference to people’s day-to-day business. Their next conference, this Thursday, focuses on innovation. By Edward Nawotka “BISG’s job is, to borrow an analogy from music, to increase the ratio of signal to noise in the publishing industry,” says Scott Lubeck, Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group. “Or, …
With UK Print Book Sales Falling, Can E-books Close the Gap?
E-book sales accounted for just 1% of the UK book market in 2010, but are expected to boom in 2011 — growth that might be offset by cheaper prices. By Roger Tagholm British consumers bought fewer books in 2010 than 2008 -– down from 344m to 339m -– and the amount spent fell from £2,341m to £2,183m. E-books accounted for …
“Breaking the Rules to Survive”: European Booksellers Consider the Future
By Edward Nawotka Earlier this week the European and International Booksellers Federations held their annual meeting in Brussels with the theme “Breaking the Rules to Survive.” Speakers included Kelly Gallagher, Vice-President of Bowker, Geert Joris, Director of Boek.be, and Fergal Tobin, newly elected President of the Federation of European Publishers. You can read a press release summary of the proceedings …