Simmons Analysis: Checking Up On Children's Books
- Holidays Kind to Bookstores As Heavy Readers Cut Back. // Book Publishing Report;Jul2009, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p1
The article reports on the performance of the bookstore chains and trade publishers in the U.S. It states that the industry had a good performance in the fourth quarter of 2009. It notes that the key trend in the book industry is that more consumers are buying less books and are becomingly...
- Looking At Who Buys What Where. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;12/1/2008, Vol. 255 Issue 48, p22
The article examines book consumers in the U.S. market. Teenagers bought their books at the national bookstore chains in 2007, while their grandparents shopped for books from a variety of outlets. That was one of the findings drawn from PubTrack Consumer, the R.R. Bowker service that uses a...
- Hardcovers Safe for Now. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;7/26/2010, Vol. 257 Issue 29, p4
The article reports on the recovery in the sales of hardcovers in the U.S. It stresses that sales of hardcovers for the month of June 2010 has increased according to Nielsen Book Scan. Surveys from Amazon.com Inc. also reveals that sales of hardcovers will continue to grow. It further offers...
- When Book Sales Go Bad. // Book Publishing Report;Aug2010, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p11
The article cites several instances in which parents and consumers are complaining about a book.
- Bestsellers a Consistently Large Chunk of Biz. // Book Publishing Report;Feb2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p12
The article provides information on the most bestseller titles, a section in retailing industry as presented on the survey conducted by the independent retailers worldwide. It reveals that store who sale music, magazines, and DVD's are recognized as the most successful bestseller chain...
- HarperCollins Again Leads Children's Book Bestsellers. // Book Publishing Report;4/19/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 14, p7
Assesses the 2004 children's book industry in the U.S. Success of HarperCollins to stay atop other publishers in children's market; Description of books included in the New York Times bestsellers list; Publication of the three big hit books from Scholastic Inc.
- Report Preview: The Parents and The Books. // Book Publishing Report;Aug2010, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p1
The article reports on the results of a survey of booksellers regarding the consistent buyers of children's books in the U.S. It states that 63.9% of booksellers indicated that parents who dragged their children into the stores with them are the most common buyer of children's and young adult...
- The Children s Market: Approaching Maturity. Danford, Natalie // Publishers Weekly;1/17/2005, Vol. 252 Issue 3, p30
Focuses on the growth of the Spanish-language children's book market in the U.S. Factors that affected the growth of the market in 1998; Comparison of the market with the adult book market; Increase of demands for Spanish children's books.
- Gauging the Gap. Maughan, Shannon // Publishers Weekly;9/8/2003, Vol. 250 Issue 36, p35
Highlights the shortage of children's books about Muslims and Islam in the U.S. as of September 2003. Factors perpetuating the lack of children's books on Islam in the country; Misconceptions about Islam and Muslim culture; Criticism on the language used in some Muslim books. INSET: Stocking...