The AAP figures confirm that book sales were down 3.4 percent, driven primarily by a dropoff in ebook sales and higher print returns.
At the Children’s Book Summit, Nielsen VP Jordan Rost suggested personal connection, not sales pitches, is what appeals to millennials.
A review of the big-picture financials reported by four of the Big Five during the first half of 2016—compared to the prior year.
A new ISBN store from Nielsen will allow UK and Ireland publishers and self-published authors to register and purchase ISBNs online.
Romance publishers, authors, and agents are facing some big challenges as they struggle for discovery in a saturated landscape.
You may have noticed that reports coming out of the BookInsights Conference staged in London by Nielsen last month included—as it was headlined by the Bookseller—“Self-Published Titles [Are] ‘22 Percent of UK E-book Market’.”
Despite misleading headlines in the New York Times and elsewhere in 2015 about U.S. book publishing, there’s one significant trend to remember: print book sales continue to shift toward bookstores—bricks-and-mortar and online stores—and away from mass merchandisers.
According to Nielsen’s research, fans have a better opinion of authors than they do of sports figures and musical artists.
Ebook sales are declining, most YA is read by adults, and a significant percentage of purchases happen on impulse.