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November 16th, 2009

A Snippet of Data on U.S. Bookstore Sales

From today’s Publishers Weekly: “Bookstore sales jumped 7.0% in September, to $1.58 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday morning. The increase was most likely due to gains at college stores and the release of The Lost Symbol in the middle of the month. Despite the September increase, and an upward revision in the August numbers, bookstore…

November 13th, 2009

Your Quote of the Day

This gem from this week’s The Economist: “In the eyes of media executives, the internet is a malevolent vacuum-cleaner, sucking in one business after another.”

October 29th, 2009

The Latest eBook Sales Stats

I’m duty-bound to provide you with the latest eBook sales statistics as dredged up by the the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). The organization doesn’t seem to want to crow about the numbers but Mike Shatzkin notes that “The IDPF just announced that year-over-year ebook sales for August are triple what they were a year…

October 29th, 2009

The Top Ten Blogs on the Future of Books, Media and Publishing

Eoin Purcell has an excellent blog on publishing, and one of his very useful entries is called “The Top Ten Blogs on the future of books, media and publishing.” Though it’s going on three years old, all are still active and valuable. I list a selection of my favorites here: http://thefutureofpublishing.com/pages/Friends.html I’ll keep adding to…