The number of book publishers who saw e-book production as a sales opportunity rose from 10 percent to 24 percent from 2003 to 2006.
Source: The Industry Source, October 2006
According to a recent survey of 100 publishers, printing is the No. 1 area where book publishers face the most pressure to innovate.
2008 & 2009
During its 2008 trade show, the Frankfurt Book Fair will feature Turkey as its guest country. In 2009, China will serve as the guest country.
Google announced the top 10 books searched for using Google Book Search. The top three English-language titles included: “Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers,” “Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Synonyms” and “Measuring and Controlling Interest Rate and Credit Risk.” Source: Google, October 2006
Friday the 13th
Author Lemony Snicket unveiled “The End,” the 13th and final book in his popular children’s series, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” on Friday, Oct. 13. The series has sold more than 50 million copies since being introduced to readers in 1999.
Source: HarperCollins, October 2006
4000 to 1,800
The drop in membership in the American Booksellers Association since the early 1990s.
Source: Associated Press, October 2006
… of all publishers cited “competition from online/Internet formats” as a business challenge, the highest this challenge has been in a decade.
Source: The Industry Measure, October 2006