Nielsen Media Research

Children’s Book Summit: Nielsen on Kids, Their Trends, and Their Parents
November 2, 2016 at 11:07 am

While the lack of a new Hunger Games blockbuster has worried many about the children’s book sector, Nielsen’s Children’s Book Summit on Thursday (October 27) was a upbeat affair, full of nuanced insights for publishing houses into where the young readers’ market is pointed. The third annual doing of this event was produced by Kristen McLean,…

At Frankfurt: Supply Chain Meeting to Feature Nielsen Book’s New Metadata White Papers
October 14, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Next week, Nielsen Book is expected to make a presentation of a first-time US edition of its white paper, The Link Between Metadata and Sales, at EDItEUR’s International Supply Chain Seminar at Frankfurt Book Fair Hall 4.C, Room Concorde. The event is scheduled for 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday (October 18). EDItEUR coordinates development of international…

Press Release: Nielsen ISBN Store a Hit
August 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm

LONDON — August 16, 2016 — After nearly 50 years of promoting and selling ISBNs and prefixes to publishers in the UK & Ireland via a manual process, Nielsen has launched an online store that enables publishers and self-published authors to go to one site and purchase ISBNs, Book2Look widgets and a subscription to their…

UK Publishers Boast Big Bucks – Authors Scrabble for Crumbs
April 3, 2015

The UK publishing industry appears to be in rude (or at least, moderately insulting) good health, according to figures from the Nielsen conference BookInsights, quoted in Publishing Perspectives and The Bookseller. The Nielsen numbers cited by Steve Bohme, UK Consumer Research Director at Nielsen Book, indicate that unit sales in the UK are pretty steady at 311 million units, with a 4 percent increase in spend per book, leading to an aggregate UK consumer book market of £2.2 billion ($3.26 billion).

China’s Mobile Reading Phenomenon
March 20, 2015

China's current publishing landscape is at once exciting and complex, and is in the midst of a significant transformation through its opening up to the world in commerce and culture, and through the impact of technology which is, as elsewhere, radically changing the way its readers consume and share written content.

In December 2014, the number of Internet users in China reached 649 million, of which the number of mobile Internet users had reached 557 million (85.8%), according to the 35th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China

Bill Kasdorf Awarded Industry Champion Award by BISG
September 19, 2014

Bill Kasdorf of  Apex Content Solutions has been awarded BISG's The Industry Champion Award.  Kasdorf was recognized for his work as Chair of the Content Structure Committee and his  broader efforts to improve standards throughout the industry.

Press Release: New Findings from BISG Show Students Will Pay for Solutions That Reduce Study Time, Improve Outcomes
August 8, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, a highly regarded studies just released from BISG tracks and analyzes the key trends in how students and faculty members acquire, assign, teach, and consume educational content in multiple media formats. Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education, Volume 4, is now available as a digital report alongside a complementary study, Faculty Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education Volume 3.

Self-Publishing Boom Lifts Sales by 79% in a Year
June 13, 2014

Self-published books' share of the UK market grew by 79% in 2013, with 18m self-published books bought by UK readers last year, according to new statistics.

With print sales falling by 10% last year, and book purchasing as a whole down 4%, ebook sales continue to grow, according to Nielsen's comprehensive tracking of book purchases, up 20% in the UK in 2013, with 80m ebooks bought by UK consumers, to a value of £300m. But it is the DIY market which is showing the most eye-watering growth, up 79% to 18m self-published