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Fast Stats
January 1, 2011

4,200 Number of units of the book "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" that were sold the week of Nov. 21, 2010 following the release of Part I of the movie of that title on Nov. 19, 2010. Each "Harry Potter" film release has encouraged a sales boost for books in the series, although that…

This Year's 10 Trends in Children’s Books
December 17, 2010

Children's book publisher Scholastic has released a list of "10 Trends in Children’s Books from 2010." The list was compiled by Scholastic editors, "including children’s literature experts from Scholastic Book Clubs and Scholastic Book Fairs, divisions of Scholastic that distribute books from all publishers through schools nationwide," according to the company.

Poll: Interest in e-book readers triples in 21 months
November 17, 2010

A PC Advisor poll of 987 site visitors has found that almost a third (32.8 percent) already own an e-book reader, while 26.5 percent are interested in owning an e-book reader but have yet to splash out. 

80% of tablet consumers still want the iPad
November 5, 2010

Last month, ChangeWave asked over 3,000 consumers about their purchase plans for the coming months. As the trends already show for 2010, people just aren’t buying netbooks, with more and more people looking towards the tablet options to fulfil their ultra-mobile computing needs.

Fast Stats
November 1, 2010

40% of printed hardcover and trade paperback books are remaindered or returned unsold to the publisher.

Sales of Picture Books Slow-going
October 14, 2010

Picture books have such poor sales these days at the Children's Book Shop in Brookline, Mass., that employees typically place new copies on shelves, watch them languish, then return them to publishers.