eBook Revenues are Up at HarperCollins, Down at Hachette

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We'll never have complete data on the ebook market, but if we had to judge by the reports from the major publishers then the news would not be good. Both HarperCollins and Hachette have released quarterly reports this past week which show flat or declining revenues for the publishers. According to PW, Hachette parent company Lagardère announced that ...

Slides: Nielsen Details How Print Sales Have Declined Since the Rise of eBooks

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Early in the third and final day of the DBW conference Jonathan Nowell, the President of Nielsen Book, shared new details about the rise of the US print book market in the years leading up to the modern ebook era - and how print sales declined in the years since. You can find the complete slides ...

AAP Reports Publisher Revenues up 5% in First 3 Quarters of 2014

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A new report from the Association of American Publishers today reveals that publishers revenues were up slightly in the first 9 months of 2014. Total trade revenues for the 1,209 publishers supplying data to the AAP were up 2.8% (to $5.02 billion from $4.88 billion). The adult segment dropped 3.3% (to $3.31 billion from $4.42 billion), while the ...

Nielsen Says “Tech-Savvy Teens Remain Fans of Print Books”, But Doesn’t Back that Up With Data

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There's a new blog post up on the Neilsen site this week which shares some news on teen ebook adoption. According to Nielsen, teens lag adults in adopting ebooks. At least that is what Neilsen says; you tell me if they prove the claim in the headline: Despite teens' tech-savvy reputation, this group continues to lag behind adults ...

B&N to buy out Microsoft’s interest in Nook Media for $120 million

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Barnes & Noble released their quarterly statement today. Mixed in with the usual dry statistics was a bombshell: B&N is buying out Microsoft's share of Nook Media. After almost two years of co-owning a moneypit, MS is selling off their interest and walking away. In financial news, B&N reported that total revenues dropped 2.7%, to $1.7 billion, as compared ...

AAP Reports eBook, Audiobook Sales Up in First Part of 2014

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The American Association of Publishers released a new report today with the latest stats on the US book market. As with their past monthly reports, the AAP has released the bare statistics to the press, and from what I can see the news is generally good. Based on the net revenues reported by 1,209 publishers, the AAP reported on Wednesday ...