Nielsen Media Research
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,…
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…
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…
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 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
BISG announced the recipients of its 2014 Industry Awards today at its Annual Meeting of Members in New York City. Awards in four categories recognize the wide range of BISG and industry achievements that help smooth the processes that bring content to readers and help move a transforming industry forward.
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.
comScore recently published a 15-page report on the state of mobile apps. It's well worth reading in its entirety, but if you don't have the time, here are the three big takeaways for content publishers:
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-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