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Publisher perspectives 

18 December 2011

While some booksellers appear to be enjoying a bump in sales owing to the collapse of REDgroup, the loss in retail space has come at a cost to publishers, with...

Online sales, ebooks and ereaders 

18 December 2011

In 2011, most stores surveyed reported being part of a chain with a retail website that sold print books (63%), 18% reported that their store had its own retail website,...

Stock, supply, staff… sale? 

18 December 2011

For the most part, as well as being happy with the books on offer, booksellers were also generally content with publishers' efforts in the realm of supply, though bestseller data...

Pre-Christmas survey 2011: A mixed bag 

18 December 2011

The attitude of booksellers going into Christmas 2011 could best be described as cautiously optimistic. After last year's dismal Christmas, it's perhaps not surprising that many booksellers have been hesitant...

The wash up 

18 December 2011

It's clear that booksellers around the country have been doing their utmost to hold onto their customers in 2011. ‘We have worked very hard this year with events, social media...

The books … and book prices 

15 December 2011

The good news for publishers (and most book retailers) is that booksellers surveyed said they thought the range of books on offer this Christmas was strong (64%), up from only...

Post-Christmas survey: 45% report sales down 

20 January 2011

This year's post-Christmas survey results tell a not-unexpected story--and for Australian bricks and mortar booksellers, it's not a good one. After two-thirds of booksellers surveyed reported pre-Christmas sales were down...

Post-Christmas survey: 45% report sales down 

20 January 2011

This year's post-Christmas survey results tell a not-unexpected story--and for Australian bricks and mortar booksellers, it's not a good one. After two-thirds of booksellers surveyed reported pre-Christmas sales were down...

Complete our annual pre-Christmas survey 

7 December 2010

Bookseller+Publisher is currently conducting its annual pre-Christmas survey of book retailers and suppliers. If a representative of your store or company has not yet completed the survey, please take a...

Is the book recession-proof? 

11 December 2008

While not all booksellers were doing as well as Serdiuk or Tilsley, many are confident that books will remain a sound gift choice this Christmas. ‘Some of our customers are...

The stats: equal value and volume growth 

11 December 2008

For all the doom and gloom, Nielsen BookScan's chart (below) shows that in the eight weeks to 29 November the value of books sold grew 0.9%, as compared to the...

The books 

11 December 2008

The bookseller response to publishers' lists this year has been slightly less positive than in previous years, with 61% saying they thought the books on offer were ‘strong'--down from 67%...

Non-book items 

11 December 2008

For most booksellers, non-book items such as DVDs were selling well, with standards such as cards, wrapping, bookmarks, diaries and calendars also tracking as usual. DVDs, games and other merchandise...

Catalogues, stock and staff 

11 December 2008

While the catalogue is clearly a staple for Christmas, with 81% of those surveyed reporting they were involved in one, either their own or a group/chain catalogue, only 53% reported...

Meanwhile, in New Zealand 

11 December 2008

Across the pond in New Zealand availability and supply emerged as a key issue for booksellers WBN surveyed. WBN spoke to a representative sample of chain stores and independents in...

Online selling comes home? 

11 December 2008

In Australia, online bookselling emerged as a true success story for several booksellers. Richard Parslow of Seekbooks.com.au and Tony Nash of Booktopia.com.au both reported online sales had more than doubled...

Publishers’ perspectives 

11 December 2008

Booksellers aren't the only ones worried about the talk of gloom and doom. Murdoch Books CEO Juliet Rogers told WBN that her company was doing better than expected. ‘Given the...