Nonfiction Helps Barnes & Noble Holiday Sales Grow 5.7%

January 2005
Book Publishing Report;1/10/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p1
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The article focuses on the company Barnes & Noble Inc. which reported sales of $1.04 billion for the nine-week holiday period from October 31, 2004 2004 to January 1, 2005. Aan increase of $55.7 million, or 5.7% over the same period in fiscal 2003. Comparable store sales increased 2% for the same period. Joe Lombardi, chief financial officer of Barnes & Noble said that nonfiction titles, particularly the Warner title, "America," by Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show, were the driving force for book sales. In the 2003 holiday season, sales of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" and Mitch Albom's "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" made fiction a major revenue driver for that time, and both titles still sold well in the 2004 holiday season.


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