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Fiction Leads Rebound in Pre-LBF Dealmaking

As promised on Friday, we now have complete comparison statistics on the pre-London Book Fair dealmaking. Overall deal volume in the five weeks prior to the international fair (through the Friday before the event) has continued its growth for the second year in a row. Deals with US print publishers…

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A Strong Finish for Trade, Even with eBook Decline, As Every Other Major Publishing Segment Rises In 2013

Trade publishing finished 2013 with two strong months of sales, according to the publishers who report to the AAP, closing the gap to put full-year trade sales a little shy of the big 2012 results. Measured sales from the approximately 1,200 reporting publishers were $6.441 billion for 2013, down by…

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Canadian Physical Book Market Dips in 2013

BookNet Canada released its annual Canadian Book Market report, which tracks English-language print book sales across more than 50 categories. Despite the obvious disclaimer that by not tracking ebook sales or online sales of print books, "the overall book market may be healthier than reflected," the full report, which is…

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The Truth About eBook Sales (Part 2): The Market Is Flat, and Self-Publishing Isn't Big Enough to Change That

This is the follow-up post to Friday's examination of The Discussion Over "Author Earnings." Let's use this opportunity to speak clearly about what we do know about the ebook sales landscape, since there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the data that's available. The worst meme around is…

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The Truth About 2013's Top 100 Books: Not A Single, Self-Published Title

In today's fragmented world of incomplete sales data -- largely because we do not have any public disclosure of ebook unit sales on a title-level basis -- USA Today's annual list of the top 100 bestsellers performs a more important function than ever. That's because they are the only compiler…

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Trade Sales Show A Lift In Fall, But eBooks Remain Down Slightly for 2013

The AAP reported monthly sales data for September and October of 2013, showing modest gains versus a year ago when you combine the two months. Total sales first showed year-over-year gains in August, after 10 consecutive months of flat or declining numbers. September trade sales gained 7.5 percent, up $47.5…

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Briefs: Grand Central Heads Near Rockefeller Center, and More

Hachette Book Group's planned relocation has become real estate news via Crain's, which confirms the publisher's lease of space at 1290 Sixth Avenue for occupancy some time next year. They are taking over a chunk of two floors recently vacated by Microsoft. The move will put them across the street…

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eBook Sales Are In Decline (For Now), As August Marks Turnaround for Trade

With two new months of trade sales data from the AAP released today, one recent trend is ratified: ebook sales by established trade publishers are in decline. For the approximately 1,200 publishers that report to the AAP, ebook sales have declined for 5 months in a row on a year-over-year…

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More Details On Top Self-Publishers That Use ISBNs

When Bowker first announced their updated 2012 statistics last month about newly issued self-published books and ebooks that carry ISBNs last month, we were asked not to share specifics about individual companies. As we noted, four companies account for over 80 percent of the ISBN-carrying self-published books. There is no…

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Job Opportunities Continue to Grow

Thanks to everyone who was written or posted for all of the kind PublishersMarketplace anniversary wishes. One of the nice things about building and maintaining a unique set of industry resources is that we can generate all kinds of long-view data and analysis. (You've seen this from time to time…

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