Special Bulletin
15 December 2017


Pre-Christmas survey 2017: Sales stable for local indie and chain booksellers x

Christmas sales are tracking at similar levels to last year for the majority of booksellers (65%), with more stores (22%) reporting a decrease in sales... Read more

Nielsen BookScan figures: value and volume up as nonfiction recovers post colouring books x

Sales in the 10 weeks leading up to 9 December 2017 are up four percent in value and 3.7% in volume over the same period... Read more

The books: Strong offerings boost booksellers’ confidence x

Most booksellers were pleased with the line-up of books this Christmas, with 71% considering the books on offer ‘strong’, and only three percent considering them... Read more

Supply, stock, staff and sales x

Many booksellers reported improved delivery services so far this Christmas, although issues with supply availability, damages and unavailable titles remain a problem for some. ‘It’s... Read more

Online sales and ebooks x

Thirty-seven percent of bookstores surveyed aren’t selling print books online this Christmas, with 17% not having a store website at all. For those that are... Read more

Publishers’ perspectives x

Australia’s large and medium-sized publishers are expecting a steady 2017 Christmas trading period, with most reporting that sales are either up or ‘about the same’... Read more

Expectations in check x

After a slow start to Christmas sales, booksellers are almost unanimously keeping their expectations in check, despite what’s hoped to be a bumper last week... Read more



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