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18 December 2018


Pre-Christmas survey 2018: Sales stable for third year in a row x

Christmas sales are tracking at similar levels to last year for the majority of booksellers (60%), with slightly more stores (21%) reporting an increase in sales... Read more

Nielsen BookScan: Aus fiction popular; ‘similar’ overall sales shape x

Australian fiction titles are popular with book buyers this Christmas period, with statistics from Nielsen BookScan showing Australian fiction titles high on the bestsellers chart... Read more

The books: Strong offering led by standout fiction x

Most booksellers are pleased with the books on offer this Christmas, with 75% considering the titles available ‘strong’, and just one percent considering them ‘disappointing’.... Read more

Supply, stock, sales and staffing: HEDS delays felt Australia-wide x

‘A Christmas HEDS will want to forget’ The vast majority of booksellers surveyed reported the delays from Harper Entertainment and Distribution Services (HEDS) as the... Read more

Publishers’ perspectives: Sales up on last year x

Australian publishers are reporting that so far Christmas sales are up compared to this time last year, and most are expecting overall Christmas period sales... Read more

Booksellers optimistic x

Twenty-four percent of booksellers are expecting sales to be ‘excellent’ this Christmas, double the number who had high expectations for the same time last year... Read more
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