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29 January 2018

Post-Christmas survey: Second flat year in a row but booksellers relieved after slow start x

For the second year in a row, Christmas sales were ‘about the same’ for a majority of booksellers (69%), according to the results of Books+Publishing’s... Read more


Nielsen BookScan Christmas figures: Value and volume up; Jamie Oliver tops the bestsellers x

Value and volume sales were up in both the 12-week and four-week periods leading to 23 December 2017, compared to the same periods in 2016.... Read more

Publishers’ perspectives x

Christmas sales in 2017 were better than expected for three quarters of Australian publishers surveyed in Books+Publishing’s annual post-Christmas survey, with the remaining respondents reporting... Read more


The books: Jane Harper leads strong local offering x

There was a strong showing from local authors in booksellers’ most-mentioned bestsellers across fiction, nonfiction and children’s. Jane Harper topped the most-mentioned fiction title list,... Read more

Supply: Frustrated booksellers call for industry strategy x

For many booksellers, addressing the trade’s issues with delivery and availability is becoming more important with Amazon’s arrival, with stores frustrated by unreliable supply threatening... Read more
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