Bowker data shows traditional publishing steady in U.S.

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

The latest short data report from  ProQuest research affiliate Bowker showed traditional print publishing holding up very nicely, thank you, in the U.S. The Bowker release stated that: [...]

Bowker Names Smashwords as the Biggest Fish in the Indie eBook Publishing Pond

By libertyc
November 16, 2013 // 7 Comments

The largest publisher of independent e-books may not surprise you. Bowker named Smashwords the largest publisher for indie e-books in its latest report “Self-Publishing in the United States, [...]

Self-published titles up nearly 60 percent from last year

By libertyc
October 11, 2013 // 5 Comments

Ever wonder how many self-published titles are on the market? 1,000? 10,000? 100,000? It’s even higher than that. Just last year, Bowker said 391,000 ISBNs were purchased for self-published titles [...]

Nielsen to acquire book tracking services from Bowker

By libertyc
August 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Nielsen’s data gathering on print and e-books is growing stronger. Nielsen has announced an agreement to acquire Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products to measure the [...]

Bowker Annual Review: E-books gain in market share, B&N sees digital drop off

By libertyc
August 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s no surprise consumers buy many of their goods online. When it comes to books, the percentage is only getting higher. In 2012, 44 percent of American dollars spent on books went to online [...]

Online Book Buying Almost Half of Retail Book Purchases

By libertyc
August 6, 2013 // 2 Comments

Are you buying most or all of your books online? If so, you’re not alone. According to Bowker’s latest research, 44 percent of all books in the U.S. are bought online. That number [...]

Should self-published authors use an e-book conversion service?

By libertyc
February 12, 2013 // 7 Comments

I’ve written plenty on this site about e-book conversion (most recently here and here), and I almost skipped over the Bowker press release. I’m glad I decided to investigate further. [...]

Show Notes: Report from the Digital Book World Marketing and Discoverability Conference

By libertyc
September 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

By Brian Howard | for Book Business “If you came here looking for a map, good luck,” joked Perseus Book Group’s Rick Joyce, noting that figuring out the new world of discoverbility is [...]

Bowker Research Shows Australia is a Global Leader in E-Book Adoption

By Paul Biba
May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the press release by the Book Industry Study Group: …The Global eBook Monitor finds that men are slightly more likely to have engaged with the digital book market than women. The 18-24 age [...]

Bowker: British Kids Read Their e-Books On a Bigger Screen & More UK Adults Buying e-Books

By libertyc
May 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the Bowker Announcement: British children aged 10 and under are reading e-books, but on laptops rather than designated devices like the Amazon Kindle.  Once they turn 11, they embrace the [...]

Bowker releases results of global ebook survey

By Paul Biba
March 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

Part of this was released earlier at the Publishing Industry Conference. From the press release: Australia, India, the U.K. and the U.S. are leading the world in e-book adoption rates, according to [...]

Are ebook sales reaching a plateau?

By libertyc
March 22, 2012 // 7 Comments

From Dead Tree Edition: When the U.S. magazine industry gets hot and bothered about the latest craze, you can usually bet that trend is about to run out of steam. E-books were the talk of many [...]

Two Studies: British University Students Still Crave Print Over eBooks & US: Tablet Ownership, eReading, and Students

By libertyc
March 16, 2012 // 1 Comment

From a BML Bowker Announcement: While the majority of the U.K.’s undergraduate students are now using e-books, none are yet relying on them as a primary source of information. Print continues its [...]

The Growth Of The UK Ebook Market

By Eoin Purcell
February 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Really fascinating glimpse of the development of the UK ebook business from BML/Bowker (as a teaser for their annual conference in March): The survey also looks at how the e-book industry fares by [...]

Bowker launches internation ebook monitoring project

By libertyc
October 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the press release: “Being able to track the growth rates of e-books on a global level as countries make the shift to digital books is significant,” said Kelly Gallagher, vice-president of [...]

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