Peak book value, by Eric Hellman

By a TeleRead Contributor
August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

“Don’t be an author unless you can’t not be an author” was the triple negative I heard at recent author’s panel in my town. The speaker was a literary agent offering scant encouragement to hopeful authors. Making a living by writing books is just so difficult these [...]

Fiction is the driver for ebook sales

By Paul Biba
June 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

According to Publishers Weekly: Fiction is the leading sales driver of e-books, and just how dominant that segment has been is clearly seen in a new market study just released by Bowker. According to “2010–2011 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics & Buying Behaviors Annual Review,” [...]

Bowker releases annual book publishing report

By libertyc
May 18, 2011 // 1 Comment

From the Bowker Announcement: Traditional publishing grows a modest 5%, while POD sends print total over a record 3 million Bowker [has] released their annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print database.  Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers,Bowker [...]

Digital sales up for second quarter according to Bowker

By Paul Biba
October 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Publishers Weekly is reporting on a Bowker PubTrak Consumer analysis of second quarter market trends. Here are a few highlights. Go here for all the details. Digital sales accounted or 3.2% of unit purchases in the second quarter, up from 2.5% in the first quarter and from 1.9% in the 2009 second [...]

Bowker releases statistics on U.S. Book Consumer Demographics

By libertyc
August 25, 2010 // 2 Comments

From the Report Summary: Bowker released its much-anticipated 2009 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics and Buying Behaviors Annual Report today, providing the U.S. book industry with the most complete consumer-based research on who buys books and why. The 2009 Annual Report is culled from more [...]

Survey: Consumer attitudes to ebook reading

By Paul Biba
August 5, 2010 // 1 Comment

Kat Meyer has an article over at Tools of Change about the Book Industry Study Group’s latest consumer ebook survey. Here’s a couple of items. A lot more at the site: # Right now Kindle holds the top spot for devices @ 40% – just passed the PC/laptop in the last survey @39% # [...]

Kindle overtakes computer as most popular ereading device says Bowker

By Paul Biba
June 7, 2010 // 1 Comment

The Bookseller reports this result from Bowker’s PubTrack survey. According to them, in November computers accounted for 47% and the Kindle 32%. In April, however, the Kindle had moved up to 40% and computers down to 39%. The article goes on to say that by April 32% of consumers were willing [...]

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