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Bowker data shows traditional publishing steady in U.S.
August 7, 2014 | 12:25 pm

NielsenThe latest short data report from  ProQuest research affiliate Bowker showed traditional print publishing holding up very nicely, thank you, in the U.S. The Bowker release stated that: "production of print books by traditional publishers in the USA declined from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a projected 304,912 titles in 2013. According to the company, the two per cent decrease reverses the sector’s growth in 2012 over 2011, but points to a relatively stable market for print works despite competition from e-books." Meanwhile, "the non-traditional publishing sector saw a far more significant decline over 2012. Its print output for 2013 was projected at...

The Real Figures Behind Alarmist UK Children’s Reading Reports
October 4, 2013 | 12:51 pm

The Bookseller has just reported, in the context of its The Bookseller's Children's Conference currently taking place in London, some alarming figures on the reading habits - or lack of them - of children in the UK. According to The Bookseller, "'Understanding the Children's Book Consumer in the Digital Age', Nielsen Book's latest research project, has found a significant fall in the number of children who read or are read to on a weekly basis, with the proportion of occasional and non-readers among children aged under 17 now at 28%, rising from 20% in 2012." And the Nielsen Book report,...

Study shows tablets continue to overtake e-readers
April 8, 2013 | 12:00 pm

tabletsMy e-reader sits on the bookshelf, dust growing on it every day. My Nook Simple Touch used to be one of my favorite gadgets—I carried it everywhere, even just to sneak a couple of pages here and there. I’ve replaced my e-reader with a tablet. I ordered a Nexus 7 last July (a birthday present) when the first batch was ready to hit the market. I use it to surf the 'net, check Facebook and Twitter, play games and, of course, read. I’m definitely not the only one. The Book Industry Study Group recently released information from the Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading survey...

E-Books Go Global: A look at e-book growth around the world
August 24, 2012 | 10:33 am

      A hearty and sincere thank you goes out to the Virginia-based poet and journalist Beth Wellington this morning, for alerting us to a fantastic 44-page PowerPoint presentation that was originally prepared by Kelly Gallagher for a June 2012 Publishers Launch conference. If you happen to have a bit of time to spare today, do yourself a favor and flip through this one; it's embedded directly below. And as something of an aside, e-book trend watchers might be interested in the prediction on page 27 of the report, which suggests that "Market forces ... will make [both India and Brazil] 'e' power houses...