Special Bulletin
16 December 2015

Pre-Christmas survey 2015: Booksellers surprised by strong sales x

The majority of booksellers are experiencing an increase in sales this Christmas after a more subdued lead-up to Christmas last year. Eighty percent of stores... Read more

Nielsen BookScan figures: Volume and value up; 23% growth in top 51-100 x

Sales in the 10 weeks to 5 December are up 4.2% in value and 0.2% in volume this year compared to the same period in... Read more

The books: Kinney, Szubanski, Bryson x

Fewer booksellers are impressed by the books on offer this Christmas. Only 42% of respondents thought the Christmas range was strong, compared to 65% who... Read more

Supply, stock, staff and sales x

This year there was much more frustration from booksellers over delays in supply and damaged goods, mostly directed at UBD, although Scholastic was also mentioned... Read more

Online sales and ebooks x

While the majority of bricks-and-mortar booksellers (84%) have embraced ecommerce, either through their own website or through a chain website, 16% of those surveyed said... Read more

Publishers’ perspectives x

Publishers are pretty pleased with the way Christmas is shaping up, with the majority reporting an increase in sales compared to last year and just... Read more

High hopes for Christmas x

Optimism has returned to the industry, with a whopping 80% of booksellers expecting Christmas sales to be ‘excellent’, compared to 28% last year and 56%... Read more



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