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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…

College E-Textbook Market to Grow 50% in 2010, New Simba Report Finds
August 24, 2010

(Press Release) STAMFORD, CT, Marketwire—E-textbooks are finding their legs in the college market, growing at an estimated compound annual growth rate of nearly 49% through 2013, when they will account for more than 11% of textbook sales, according to the newly released "E-Textbooks in Higher Education" report from media industry forecast and analysis firm Simba Information.

eBooks ... By the Numbers
May 1, 2010

According to Simba Information's "Trade E-Book Publishing 2010" report, drawing data from a nationally representative survey, an estimated 9 percent of the U.S. adult population bought at least one e-book in 2009 (compared to an estimated 8 percent in 2008).

The 300-Pound E-Gorilla
May 1, 2010

In many industries, there is a moment that changes everything. For the horse-drawn carriage manufacturers, it was the invention of the automobile. For the telegraph company, it was the telephone. For the music industry, it was MP3 downloads. And for book publishers, it appears to be the e-book—or is it?

You Can Quote Me on That!
April 1, 2010

Editors’ Picks: Quotes that we love … or at least think are pretty cool (from the past year in Book Business). And, they actually paint a pretty accurate picture of the state of things.

The Future of the Industry
February 1, 2010

What does it mean when a city of 230,000 loses its lone bookstore, as is happening to Laredo, Texas, in early 2010? With a world of books available to purchase online, is it merely a symbolic loss, or is there something more deep-rooted at work?