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31 January 2020


Christmas 2019: Sales up despite mixed feelings, climate chaos x

Books+Publishing received feedback from representatives of nearly 100 bookshops around Australia for its annual Christmas survey. According to the results of the survey, for the... Read more


BookScan figures: Volume up, value down x

There was marginal growth in the sales volume of books and a three percent drop in value in the lead-up to Christmas 2019, compared to... Read more


The books: Lukewarm response to ‘backlist Christmas’ x

The most mentioned nonfiction, fiction and children’s titles in the 2019 Christmas survey were all books by local authors. Charlotte Wood’s The Weekend was the... Read more


The publishers: ‘A spread of titles enjoyed the spoils’ x

Christmas sales in 2019 were close to expectations, or better than expected, for all Australian publishers surveyed by Books+Publishing. More than half of publishers reported... Read more
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