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- SHIFTING SANDS. Koepenick, Martin // PPI: Pulp & Paper International;Feb2008, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p25
The article discusses the challenges facing the book publishing industry as it undergoes change. According to the author, paper has a critical role to play in the change because Western publishing companies have a quality standard to maintain. He mentions another issue which concerns the...
- February Continues 2003 Book Sales Slide. // Book Publishing Report;4/7/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 14, p3
Reports on the sales performance of major trade book categories in February 2003. Publishers' net sales; Returns; Sales performance of children's paperback books.
- behind the bestsellers. Maryles, Daisy; Donahue, Dick // Publishers Weekly;2/17/2003, Vol. 250 Issue 7, p19
Presents various issues related to book publishing in the U.S. as of February 17, 2003. Details of the sales figures of several published books in the U.S.; Information on the book 'The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency,' by Alexander McCall Smith; Books that were published by Anchor Books.
- K-12 Industry Wraps Up First Quarter With 14.2% Sales Hike. // Educational Marketer;5/9/2005, Vol. 36 Issue 14, p6
Reports on the increase sales of basal textbooks in K-12 according to the sales report from the School Division of the Association of American Publishers. Basis of largest sales growth generated by the publishers from the pre K-6 segment; Comparison of increases on the sales of basal textbooks.
- January Proves Slow Start to 2006; PreK-12 Sales Decline 9.9%. // Educational Marketer;3/20/2006, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p6
The article reports on the decline in sales of PreK-12 textbooks in the U.S. from January 2005 to 2006. The total PreK-12 Basal and Supplementary sales declined to 9.9 percent consisting of the 17.6 decline in the open territories and a 27 percent decline in adoption states. However, there was a...
- End of NBA brings widespread uncertainty to British scene. Baker, John F. // Publishers Weekly;10/30/1995, Vol. 242 Issue 44, p9
Reports on the uncertainty in book publishing in Great Britain as a result of the formal ending of the Net Book Agreement (NBA) concerning book prices. Agents' haggling over renegotiating contracts; Collapse of system of price maintenance; Implications of ambiguity about book prices. INSET:...
- What Happened to Picture Books? Rosen, Judith // Publishers Weekly;11/14/2005, Vol. 252 Issue 45, p26
The article focuses on the drop in sales of picture books in the U.S. In recent years picture book sales have begun to slip, pushed out of the way by a certain boy wizard and teen angst. Retailers now are buying more selectively, and in response, a number of publishers have scaled back, guilty...
- The wrong side of $30. Weiler, Derek // Quill & Quire;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 74 Issue 6, p6
The article focuses on the condition of the book industry in Canada. According to the author, Canadian firms have always had a hard time pricing their wares competitively. He mentions that the fall season of the book trade will be an interesting experiment for the domestic industry. He contends...
- Philippine book industry flourishes. // Asia Weekly;8/11/2008, Vol. 2 Issue 31, p35
The article reports that publishers in the Philippines have seen an upswing in sales even if the country's economy has gone south. By banding together in a devotion to profits, literacy and local authors, the author stresses that publishers have been able to survive the downturn. What is...