Bestsellers a Consistently Large Chunk of Biz
- More Books Sold in Non-Traditional Outlets. // Book Publishing Report;Sep2003, Vol. 28 Issue 33, p3
Reports on the effects of consolidation in book retailing and explores how this has fuelled competition from non-traditional outlets such as warehouse clubs, mass merchandisers and Internet booksellers in the United States. Implication of the proliferation of superstores; Market share of...
- April Bookstore Sales Rise 1.5%. // Publishers Weekly;6/16/2003, Vol. 250 Issue 24, p20
Reports on the increased book store sales in the U.S. in April 2003. Estimated value of the sales; Sales for the entire retail segment.
- Book Smart. Stroup, Katherine; Meadows, Susannah; Howard, Lucy // Newsweek;6/11/2001, Vol. 137 Issue 24, p10
Reports on the success of Quail Ridge Books, in light of its status as the 'Publishers Weekly' bookseller of the year. Elements of the company's success, including customer satisfaction, generous wages for employees and events; Reasons why the company is more successful than large franchises.
- Simmons Analysis: Checking Up On Children's Books. // Book Publishing Report;Aug2010, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p11
The article reports on the results of the survey regarding the consistent buyers of children's books in 2009 in the U.S. It states that the number of adults who bought children's books declined both in real numbers and in terms of percentage. It notes that about 46.2 million of 220.1 million...
- BUY THE BOOK. Johnson, James C. // Black Enterprise;Oct2005, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p58
This article offers advice on establishing a Christian bookstore business. It is important to have a list of resources of Christian books. One must prepare cash for book inventory. There are several Web sites that offer information on book suppliers.
- TEXAS. Nawotka, Edward // Publishers Weekly;10/29/2007, Vol. 254 Issue 43, p18
The article focuses on the emergence of book-selling business ventures in Texas. In the 1980s, Gary Hover's BookStop bookstore chain, pioneering in heavy discounting, was established in the state capitol of Austin. Today, the state is home to two burgeoning bookselling chains, Half Price Books...
- From Incense to Book Sense: Ex-Street Vendors' Black Bookstore Flourishes. Zeitchik, Steven M. // Publishers Weekly;10/12/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 41, p24
Tells the success story of Brother Simba and Brother Yao, two ex-street vendors whose three African-American bookstores are flourishing in the Washington, D.C. area. How they became booksellers; The unusual speed of their success; Reasons for success; Unconventional bookselling tactics; Number...
- A Brief History of Non-State-Owned Book Businesses in China. Fang Qing; Xu Lifang // Publishing Research Quarterly;Winter2005, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p56
The article provides a brief history of non-state-owned book businesses in China. The private book business was almost non-existent in mainland China from the beginning of the People's Republic of China in 1949 until 1980. By the end of 2003, there were a total of 67,356 bookstores, of which...
- NEW YORK DIARIST. Rosenblatt, Roger // New Republic;3/1/93, Vol. 208 Issue 9, p42
Relates some experiences of the author with bookstores in New York City. Encounter with the sales staff at the Strand bookstore; Recollection of the author about the small bookstores that used to operate in the city; Decline in quality of bookstore staff and book collections; Monumental...