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BookStats Survey Finds Industry on Growth Curve

Book Business Mag – “Preliminary results from an ambitious new book publishing industry survey show growth in both revenues and units sold across the contemporary book publishing landscape.

The “BookStats” survey, which was unveiled today at Book Expo America, resulted from a partnership between the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). It incorporates net sales revenue and unit data from more than 1100 U.S. publishers, from those with over $500 million in sales to the smallest. Publishers in the survey had to have at least one ISBN published in the past three years as recorded by RR Bowker.

“From these 1100 source pubs we see units from last three years are up, and we also see, more importantly, that dollars are up,” said Kelly Gallagher , vice president of publishing services at RR Bowker. “Year over year we have positive percentage gains for our industry in these two areas … Folks, that is really good news.”

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