Following NPD’s merger with IRi last year, the combined companies have renamed themselves Circana, so you will see the Bookscan family of data products referred to as Circana Books or Circana Bookscan from now on. They report that last week print book sales were up 580,000 units compared to the same week in 2022, after six weeks of running a little below last year, now running 1 percent below 2022 on a year-to-date basis.
As we reminded writers through our new monthly Authors Lunch last week — to significant interest — PM drives access to Bookscan’s real sales data for publishing professionals including agents and authors through an expanded set of options:
– The monthly data package that lets you track sales on up to 5 ISBNs a month, for an additional $25 a month. For each of the five ISBNs you enter, you’ll see US print unit sales for the most recent sales week, the year to date, and lifetime. And for titles from some major publishers, you will also see ebook sales, too.
– Our unlimited annual subscriptions to Bookscan, with an optional upgrade of ebook sales through PubTrack Digital, inform an ever-growing group of subscribing agents.
– And now, more agencies of scale are moving to our Full Agency licenses, which put the sales data on the desktop of every agent in the company, and include robust research through Advanced Search (including imprint and illustrator searching) and Report Builder; market and publisher analytics through Market Overview; weekly analysis from Circana analyst Kristen McLean; and periodic webinars.
Unique to PM, subscribing agents can also see live data for tens of thousands of books embedded right in editor and imprint Dealmakers pages, giving powerful context and accessibility to the sales figures. (Plus, all members can sort Dealmakers pages by sales history, even if you cannot see the actual figures.)
If you work in the business, outside of a publisher, we can bring you access to the sales data you need.