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US book sales relatively flat in 2013 

27 June 2014

In the US, book sales were relatively flat in 2013, falling by less than 1% from US$27.12 billion (A$28.8 billion) in 2012 to US$27.01 billion (A$28.7 billion) in 2013, according to statistics from BookStats, reports...

Book industry salary survey 2013 

7 October 2013

This year, Books+Publishing surveyed members of the Australian book industry to find out exactly how much workers are getting paid. Andrea Hanke and Andrew Wrathall report on the results. It’s...

Report reveals global ebook trends 

4 October 2013

Publishing consultant Rüdiger Wischenbart has released his latest report into global ebook trends, ‘Global eBook: A Report on Market Trends and Developments’, which estimates ebook penetration by country using data from previously published reports. According...

Ebooks in Oz: the stats

13 June 2012

In January 2012, Bowker Market Research conducted a survey addressing the emerging ebook market in Australia and nine other countries, including the US, UK, India, Brazil and Japan. We share...

Nielsen: volume up, value down; indies gaining share 

26 July 2011

Shaun Symonds, general manager Nielsen Bookscan, presented recent Nielsen sales data at the Australian Booksellers Association conference on Monday 25 July. Data from the first 24 weeks to June showed sales were...

In brief 

28 February 2010

Leading Edge ConferenceThe Leading Edge Books National Conference will be held this weekend, 6-8 March, in Hobart. Over 80 independent booksellers will be attending, and many publishers and authors will...

Local online booksellers growing market share 

22 April 2008

A new report commissioned by Bookseller+Publisher from internet traffic monitors Hitwise has shown that Australian-based book retail websites are slowly growing their market share to compete against Amazon.‘While Amazon continues to...

WBN post-Xmas survey 

22 January 2008

WBN published the results of its post-Christmas survey as a Special Bulletin last Friday, showing that over 90% of those surveyed had an ‘excellent' or ‘good' Christmas. For the full...

In brief 

21 August 2007

Stephen King mistaken for ‘vandal' in Alice SpringsThe bestselling author Stephen King was mistaken for a book vandal when he began signing copies of his latest book Lisey's Story at...