- Print Unit Sales Fell 10% Last Week
Sales for last week compared to the week ended March 16, 2019, were off 5.7%.Of the four major categories, only the juvenile nonfiction segment had a sales gain last week over the week ended March 14, according to BookScan.
- Trends to Watch for at Bologna 2019
Between international publishers’ and authors’ efforts on social, connections with fans around the world are easier to make and far more numerous these days, making the world a smaller place.Kelly FarberOwnerKF Literary ScoutingIt hasn’t been a year of radical shifts in the YA and children’s market, but one
- Heartland 2019: A Small but Mighty Show
According to the two organizations, 78 of the 216 booksellers from 105 bookstores (58% GLIBA members and 42% MIBA members) in attendance were first-timers, including 27 of those bookstores.
- BookExpo 2019: Third Time’s The Charm?
Each of the vendors, representing a wide variety of merchandise, has been vetted for appropriateness for bookstores, she says.
- Independent Bookstore Day Gets Even Bigger
In Massachusetts, 20 stores are participating in the Cape Cod & Islands Bookstore Trail, which launches on Saturday and encourages customers to visit stores all throughout 2019.In some instances, an entire state is participating.
- Cover to Cover Mixes Window Displays, Technology, for Sales
There has been a 300% increase over last month in sales of a backlist title, Sticks and Stones: A Kid’s Guide to Building and Exploring in the Great Outdoors by Melissa Lennig (Quarry Books, 2019).
- PW Star Watch 2019 Honorees
From there she moved up to New York, where she managed the Word bookstores.
- Romance Book Club Drives Avon Impulse Sales
The 2018 study (released in March 2019) bemoaned the lack of change in the overall diversity in the romance publishing industry.
- Quarto Bottomline Improves Despite Sales Dip
Quarto cited a strong performance from its Quarry and Fair Winds Press imprints and said growth at specialty retailer accounts largely offset a decline in sales in the bookstore channel in some of the publisher’s biggest categories.
- Sales at HMH Took Big Hit in Q2
Costs cuts, however, limited the net loss to $38.2 million, less than the $40.6 million in the second quarter of 2019.In HMH’s Book & Media division, sales fell 10.1% in the quarter, to $35.2 million.
- 2019 YA-hoo Fest in Photos
Onsite book sales were offered by YA-hoo Fest partner Star Line Books, Chattanooga’s only independent bookstore.
- 2019 SIBA Is Sweet for Children's Booksellers
Emily Hutton, associate director of field sales for Simon & Schuster, was suitably impressed.
- London Book Fair 2019: A ‘Complex’ Moment For Argentinean Publishers
Concerning physical retail, the independent bookstores—and also the chains—were the ones who most suffered with the recent sales drop.
- Sharjah 2019: Facing the Challenges of Globalization and Translation
To wit, Robertson is opening a six-month pop-up bookstore in the U.A.E. next week.
- London Book Fair 2019: In Brazil, Publishers Facing Historic Challenge
My expectation for 2019 is a decline of about 10% in total sales, as a result of less novelty sales, and fewer bookstores.There is a new government in Brazil, as Jair Bolsonaro took office last January.