Special Bulletin
24 January 2017

Post-Christmas survey: sales steady for chain bookstores, mixed for indies x

Christmas sales were ‘about the same’ for 97% of chain bookstores and mixed for indie bookstores (up for 50%, down for 31%), according to the... Read more

Nielsen BookScan Christmas figures: strong last four weeks but value and volume down x

While colouring books boosted Christmas sales in 2015, this season was marked by their absence. According to Nielsen BookScan, in the 12 weeks to 24... Read more

Publishers’ perspectives x

Publishers finished the Christmas period strongly, with almost all of the larger publishers reporting that Christmas sales were ‘about the same’ or up on last... Read more

The books: Kent, Pape lead strong local lists x

Two local titles, The Good People by Hannah Kent (Picador) and The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape (Wrightbooks), were the most mentioned fiction and nonfiction titles this... Read more

Supply: booksellers frustrated by distribution, stock levels x

The delivery and availability of major bestselling titles from publishers were a key concern for the surveyed booksellers, with almost every respondent commenting on distribution... Read more



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