‘After a wobble during election week,’ says NPD’s Kristen McLean, US book sales have ramped up into the holiday season.
The week of November 14 kicks off holiday shopping in the US. NPD reports the highest week of book sales so far this year.
The 2017 year-end holiday season book sales patterns reported in both major English-language markets looked good at the end, but getting there wasn’t a lot of fun. And what lies ahead may be rougher for bookstores.
With only a few more shopping days until Christmas, German booksellers are happy with holiday book sales so far – and there might be greater things to come.
The Icelandic publishing industry has a somewhat extreme emphasis on the holiday sales push, with Jólabókaflóð this year carrying more than 840 titles.
In 2016, 38% of Germans plan to spend €39 giving books as gifts this holiday season, according to GfK, with the potential to exceed last year’s sales.
Crucial holiday book sales in Germany have been low so far. We’re taking a closer look at Germany’s holiday spending behavior this year.
Faber Chief Executive Stephen Page believes “the challenge of gift to digital” is one of the major issues yet to be resolved in the book business. By Edward Nawotka In today’s feature story about the state of the UK book market, Faber Chief Executive Stephen Page noted the increased importance of gifting for physical books and believes “the challenge of gift …
By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story profiles Berlin’s Dialogue Books, an English-language bookstore that was open for just six months — and then moved online. In the story bookseller Sharmaine Lovegrove describes the store as a “pop-up” bookstore. Opening short run, pop-up retail locations is increasingly trendy. You tend to hear of them “popping up” around specific events, such as …
By Siobhan O’Leary According to the latest consumer survey conducted by the Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK), consumer confidence is on the rise in Germany and booksellers in particular have reason to be optimistic about this year’s holiday shopping season. In an interview with GfK director Wolfgang Adlwarth, the Börsenblatt explored some of the implications of the survey for German publishers. …
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