Slides: Neilsen 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 ...

Is the Canadian eBook Market Leveling Off?

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Recent data shows that the ebook markets are growing in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, and elsewhere, but not curiously enough in Canada. PW reported last Friday that BookNet, Canada's leading book industry market research firm, had stopped surveying consumers on their ebook purchases: BookNet’s Noah Genner says that BookNet has “paused” its consumer panel survey research on e-reading because ...

AAP Reports eBook Sales Up in the First Part of 2014

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The American Association of Publishers posted their monthly irregularly released snapshot report of the state of the US trade publishing industry today, and the news is generally good. The 1,200 US publishers who supply data to the AAP reported that their collected revenues reached $2.6 billion in the first 5 months of the year, up 3.9% from $2.55 ...