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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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Bowker News

ISNI Assignments Top 7 Million

Exponential growth in assignments has led to more than 7 million names receiving the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier known as “ISNI”.

19 Dec 2013

BooksILove launches mobile app with Bowker Data

BooksILove, a personal book recommendations company, has selected Bowker’s Books In Print® Global edition database to power its new mobile app that enables on-the-go book discovery through tips from other readers.

02 Dec 2013

Syndetic Solutions™ Adds Facebook Access

ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™, the popular OPAC and discovery layer enrichment tool, is offering a free Facebook® app for all library subscribers, enabling users who “like” their library to connect to the catalog and search for titles right from their library’s Facebook page.

12 Nov 2013

Classroom Library Company Enhances Digital Distribution with Bowker Data

The Classroom Library Company, publishers and distributors of educational media correlated to the new Common Core Standards has selected Bowker’s Books In Print® database to power its digital distribution platforms online and via an app that serves its school and library customers.

06 Nov 2013

Bowker® Focuses on Discovery for 2014 and Beyond

ProQuest affiliate Bowker, the world’s leader in bibliographic data management, is turning the heat up on its role as an essential partner in book discovery, providing solutions that help publishers, booksellers and libraries better serve their customers.

10 Oct 2013

Self-Publishing Movement Continues Strong Growth in U.S., Says Bowker

A new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2012 jumped to more than 391,000, up 59 percent over 2011 and 422 percent over 2007.

09 Oct 2013

ISNI Assignments Top 6.5 Million

More than 6.5 million assignments of the ISO-certified naming standard International Standard Name Identifier, known as ISNI, are ensuring the right information gets connected with the right name.

27 Aug 2013

Nielsen signs agreement to acquire Bowker Business Intelligence and Commerce Solution products

Nielsen, a global information and measurement company, and ProQuest affiliate R.R. Bowker, a leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions, have signed a definitive agreement for Nielsen to acquire Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products.

21 Aug 2013

New Syndetics Solutions™ Video Game Content Makes OPACs More Useful for Gamers

Serving “gamers” at the library just got a little easier as a new addition to ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™ enables these often-loyal users to access rich content on video games right from the library OPAC or discovery layer.

08 Aug 2013

Online Retailers Gained, While Brick-and-Mortar Lost In Wake of Borders Exit

In the year following the exit of Borders from the book retail scene, online retailers -- led by Amazon -- earned 44 percent of Americans’ book dollars, up from 39 percent in 2011.

06 Aug 2013
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