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Here’s Another Way Digital Could Complement Print

As I’ve said before, the publishing industry needs to get beyond the current “print or digital” mindset and instead explore ways for one to complement the other. Plenty of industry stats show that most readers are comfortable with either format and that many prefer the convenience of switching between the two (e.g., reading the...

publisher, micro-publisher, business, books, sales

It’s Time for Publishers to Think Outside the Market

Over the last 12-18 months, after a challenging, industry-evolving 5-7 years, there is a growing sense of cautious positivity in many parts of the book world. Print book sales are rebounding (or at least not still sliding, depending on whom you listen to), and ebook sales are now on a more predictable, if slower,...

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Publisher Net Revenue from Book Sales Declines 4.1% in First Half of 2015

[Press Release] Washington, DC; Oct. 8, 2015 – Publishers’ book sales for the first half of the year (Jan. – June 2015) were down 4.1% at $5.58 billion compared to $5.82 billion for the first six months in 2014. These numbers include sales for all tracked categories (Trade – fiction/non-fiction/religious, K-12 Instructional Materials, Higher...

Bowker: Print Book Production Slipped in 2013

[Press Release] Traditional Print Book Production Dipped Slightly in 2013, Says Bowker New report also shows Print-on-Demand experienced a steep decline after years of stunning growth roduction of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, declining from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a projected 304,912 titles in 2013, according...