BOOKSTORE SALES DROP FOR FOURTH YEAR.
The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that bookstore sales fell by less than 1% in 2011. This, however, was the fourth consecutive year for falling sales at bookstores. Since 2007, bookstore sales have fallen a total of 9.6%. Conceivably, sales would have increased in 2011 had it not been for a decrease in the final month. December bookstore sales dropped 15.6%. This large decrease reflects the popularity of e-book readers as a holiday gift, and the absence of Borders bookstores from the previous year.
AAP Releases Book Sales for November 2011
February 6, 2012.
New York, NY. The Association of American Publishers have just released book sales results for November 2011 showing the Children’s/Young Adult Hardcover segment growing 38% for the month. This was a result of the release of the new title Inheritance. Even with this very large increase for the month the segment is still down 65 year-to-date. E-book sales increases slowed to 66%. This could be expected since the growth is now being compared to a sizeable base from 2010. The Religious segment remained strong and the only ink-on-paper segment to show growth ytd. Increases for religious books in November were 6.9%, and now stand at 8.9% for the year of 2011.
Monday, January 30, 2012.
DIGITAL READING DEVICES DOUBLE.
New York, NY. It was announced last week at the Digital Book World conference that the growth of this market is being driven by the increasing number of digital readers in the hands of consumers. The number of dedicated e-readers or tablet doubled during the 2011 holiday season. This is from a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. The study found that 29% of adults owned an e-reader or tablet in early January 2012.
OCTOBER 2011 BOOK SALES
New York, New York. January 3, 2012. E-book sales continued to have a negative impact on ink-on-paper books in October 2011. The e-book segment grew at 81% in October according to the Association of American Publishers. The October increase was the first time that e-books did not at least double over the same period of one year ago. Year-to-date, e-book sales are up 131%.
The only book segment to show an increase in October was the Religious segment with growth of 12%. As seen throughout the 2011 year, the mass market paperback segments saw significant decreases with sales down 37.6%. Adult hardcover sales fell 7.8%, and Children’s hardcover sales were down 7.3%.
BOOK SALES CONTINUE TO FALL
New York, NY. December 5, 2011. Continued substantial growth of e-book sales was not enough to hold off a decline in total book sales. The combined sales of e-books and print books showed a decline in year-over-year reductions year-to-date through September of 5.7%. These are the figures as reported by the Association of American Publishers. The print book segment most hurt by the growth of e-books is the mass market paperback. This segment saw sales drop 54.3% when compared to September of 2010. Religious publishers saw a drop of 6.3% for September compared to the previous year. However, the religious book segment has seen growth of 6.6% for the first nine months of the year as a result of good growth earlier in the year.
BOOK SALES CONTINUE DECLINE
November 17, 2011. New York, NY.
The Association of American Publishers has released book sales for the month of August. All print segments were down during the month. The largest decrease was for Mass Market paperback. This segment was down 36% for the month, and 29% year-to-date. E-books continued to grow, mostly at the expense of Mass Market paperback. E-book sales increased 116% for the month versus August of 2010, and are up 144% year-to-date. The Religious segment is the only group showing growth year-to-date at 9%. However, for August, this segment decreased 2% compared to 2010.
HarperCollins PLANS TO ACQUIRE THOMAS NELSON.
November 7, 2011. New York, NY.
HarperCollins has announced they are acquiring Thomas Nelson Publishers. Harper already owns Zondervan, which is Thomas Nelson’s largest competitor. Thomas Nelson and Zondervan are the two largest Christian Publishers. The acquisition is subject to government approval. Harper also has another religious based unit called HarperOne. The acquisition is expected to close by year-end.
New York, NY. October 17, 2011.
July Book Sales Released
E-books continued their fast pace growth in July, according to the Association of American Publishers (AAP). E-books sales rose 105% in July according to the AAP survey of top publishers. The adult hardcover segment had one of its best months with sales up 33.9% in July. This was uncharacteristic as this segment has been down all year until July. The hardcover segment is down 18% for the year. Sales in all other print trade segments were all down double digits. The religious segment was virtually flat in July. Year-to-date, this segment is up 11.5%.
Grand Rapids, MI – Elizabethton, TN. October 11, 2011.
Dickinson Press Announces Digital Website.
Dickinson Press, STL Distribution, and Snowfall Press opened the second print facility in the Snowfall Print Network in March 2011. This on-demand, print-to-order facility within the world's largest Christian book distribution center, is producing thousands of book titles, which are digitally stored and ready for immediate printing.
Dickinson Press customers can now access this digital print network directly through Dickinson's new online ordering tool at www.dpdigitalbooks.com.
This new website features:
- Free user accounts
- Free uploading - no fees
- Free changes - no fees
- Dynamic uploading templates
- Multiple paper selections
- Order tracking
The benefits for publishers are numerous.
- No minimum orders
- Low cost per book
- Direct-to-customer fulfillment
- Rapid turn-around times
- Flexible shipping and delivery options
- Reduced inventory
- No book will ever have to be out of print
- No waiting to begin a job. You start the print process within minutes, full production in three business days or less
- Easy, elegant, uploading process
Please contact your Dickinson Press sales representative for more information or to open your free account.
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