Where Books Come From
- African-Americans Spent $356 Million on Books in 2000. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;2001 Fall Announcements Issue, Vol. 248 Issue 33, p156
Highlights survey results on the book spending behavior of Afro-Americans in the United States in 2000. Total amount of their book spending; Types of books which gained popularity among survey respondents; Socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents.
- E-Book Prices Tumble to Lowest on Record. // Book Publishing Report;Oct2010, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p1
The article reports on the decline of prices for electronic books (e-books) in the U.S. in 2009. Data show that the decreasing costs of e-books hit the lowest on record. It reveals the decrease of the average price of the top 25 titles to 6.90 dollars while the top 100 drop to 7.31 dollars. This...
- Are Books Still Important: An Amazon Retrospective. // Book Publishing Report;May2009, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p1
The article reports on the lessened significance of books toward the overall revenue of Amazon.Com Inc. in the U.S. in 2009. This is attributed to the growth of the Harry Potter series and the increase of Amazon preorders for each successive title. It notes that majority of the company's revenue...
- Free and Pirated E-Book Picture Getting Murkier. // Book Publishing Report;Nov2011, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p10
The article reports on the proprietary survey by Simba Information Inc. particularly on the consumers' relationships with free e-books in the U.S. Noted is that the use of free e-books is a great promotional or motivational method of securing data pertaining to issues over downloading. Base on...
- New Report Examines Book Market, Buyers. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;7/20/2009, Vol. 256 Issue 29, p2
This article focuses on a Bowker report which examined the book buying habits of American consumers. According to the report, women purchased 65% of all trade books in 2008. The report also found that the vast majority of books are purchased by consumers in households with an earning of less...
- Book `em: A look at consumer demand for books. Niemira, Michael P. // Chain Store Age;Jun98, Vol. 74 Issue 6, p40
Reports on the increase in reading time of almost all age groups in the United States that may increase book sales. Retail bookstore sales during the first quarter of 1998; Role of the Internet in the demand for books.
- U.S. book industry. Lofquist, William S. // Publishing Research Quarterly;Spring91, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p79
Focuses on the performance of the book industry in the United States for 1990. Publishers' revenues for the first nine months of 1995; Book purchasing patterns of the United States consumer; Total sales by the industry; Producer price index for books in the United States; Statistics on exports...
- U.S. book industry. Lofquist, William S. // Book Research Quarterly;Fall90, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p89
Assesses the book publishing industry in the United States. Increase in revenue for the first three months of 1990; Surge in demand for books and personal consumption expenditures; Data on purchases, sales, production and hours worked in employment and earnings; Growth in exports and imports of...
- U.S. book returns, 1984-1989. Greco, Albert N. // Publishing Research Quarterly;Fall92, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p46
Studies the book return phenomenon that affected the United States book industry for the year 1984 to 1989. Statistics about the US book industry; Causes of the increase in book returns; Suggestions to reduce book returns.