Ever wonder how many self-published titles are on the market? 1,000? 10,000? 100,000? It’s even higher than that. Just last year, Bowker said 391,000 ISBNs were purchased for self-published titles – a 59 percent increase from 2011, according to a release from the company on Digital Book World. In 2012, 40 percent of percent of [...]

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Are you buying most or all of your books online? If so, you’re not alone. According to Bowker’s latest research, 44 percent of all books in the U.S. are bought online. That number includes both e-books and print books. That’s up from 39 percent in 2011—not a huge increase, but still significant. If I had [...]

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Production is now underway on the 2013 edition of BookStats, recognized as the most comprehensive survey of the size and scope of the US publishing industry, it was announced by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group. BISG and AAP, the survey’s co-producers, also announced that Outsell, the leading research and advisory firm for the information and publishing industries, has joined the project to provide editorial analysis and Bowker, a premier source of market research on publishing and books in all formats, will again produce the extrapolated results.

June 18th marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, making books on the subject a growing trend, according to Bowker’s Books In Print®, a leading and reliable source of information on books and publishing metrics. One hundred thirteen books — in print and e-book versions — have been brought to market in 2012, a record amount for the conflict, which is often referred to as the “forgotten war.”

NEW YORK, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group has named the best indie books of 2012. The books are winners of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, a non-profit awards program judged by leaders in the indie book publishing industry to identify indie books that deserve to reach a wider audience.

In April and March, nearly a quarter of Americans tried reading an e-book, up from about 20% in February, according to new data from Bowker.

In a presentation at the Publishers Launch conference in New York mostly focused on international adoption of e-books and e-reading, Bowker’s president of publishing services Kelly Gallagher announced the new figure. While the U.S. is still growing in terms of e-book use, the rest of the world is catching up.

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