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10 Oct 2018
New Record: More than 1 Million Books Self-Published in 2017
Annual Bowker report shows sustained growth in print self-publishing

According to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker, self-publishing grew at a rate of more than 28 percent in 2017, up from an 8 percent increase during the prior year.


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As it turns out, the notion that readers of the 50 Shades Trilogy are moms filling wait time while their kids finish sports or music practice isn’t entirely accurate.

29 Nov 2012

Tablets Gain on Dedicated E-Readers, Says New BISG Study

E-book consumers are decidedly shifting to multi-function tablets and away from dedicated e-readers, according to the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s closely watched on-going Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading survey.

14 Nov 2012

Self-Publishing Sees Triple-Digit Growth in Just Five Years, Says Bowker®

The number of self-published books produced annually in the U.S. has nearly tripled, growing 287 percent since 2006, and now tallies more than 235,000 print and “e” titles, according to a new analysis of data from Bowker® Books In Print and Bowker® Identifier Services.

24 Oct 2012

Young Adult Books Attract Growing Numbers of Adult Fans

More than half the consumers of books classified for young adults aren’t all that young. Fully 55% of buyers of works that publishers designate for kids aged 12 to 17 – nicknamed YA books -- are 18 or older, with the largest segment aged 30 to 44.

13 Sep 2012

LibraryThing debuts BookPsychic at Portland Public Library

LibraryThing and Bowker® have launched BookPsychic, a new concept in readers advisory — a personal recommender system for libraries.

10 Sep 2012

Syndetics Solutions™ Adds Reviews VOYA and Quill and Quire

Bowker® Syndetics Solutions, the popular OPAC and discovery layer enrichment tool, is adding more than 25,000 reviews from key literary journals Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) and Quill and Quire.

06 Sep 2012

Generation Y Leads in Book Buying, Says Industry’s Most Comprehensive Report

Generation Y, those born between 1979 and 1989, spent the most money on books in 2011, taking over long-held book-buying leadership from Baby Boomers.

14 Aug 2012

E-Book Consumers Diversify Their Format Preferences, Says New BISG Study

E-book consumers are becoming more diverse in their format preferences, says the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)'s closely-watched Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading report.

31 Jul 2012

2012 Olympics Drive Record Number of Books, Says Bowker

The 2012 London Olympics has prompted record levels of publishing activity focused on the Games, according to Bowker Books In Print®, a leading and reliable source of information on books and publishing metrics.

24 Jul 2012

Bowker Study Explores Information Habits of Travelers

Buyers of travel guidebooks are much more likely to travel outside their home country than general book buyers and they like printed guidebooks to help them get the most out of their exotic destinations.

23 Jul 2012
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