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Borders’s History: The History of the Borders Group Chain of Bookstores. The Borders Group, Inc.

Borders’s History: The History of the Borders Group Chain of Bookstores

(stock symbol BGP) was a publicly held bookstore chain that operated Borders superstores and Waldenbooks Specialty Retail segment stores, including Waldenbooks, Borders Express and Borders airport stores. Where many booksellers--even other publicly-held bookstore chains--are closely identified with one owner, the Borders Group came together through corporate acquisitions. Brentano's, Walden and Borders The Borders Group owes its history to several separate chains--Borders, Waldenbooks and Brentano's. Brentano's was the longest-lived of the three bookstore chains that eventually made up the Borders Group. The original Brentano's store was founded in 1853 in New York City, by August Brentano, a newspaperman.

Book Sales Statistics - Amazon, Barnes&Noble and Borders Sales Numbers Annual Update. Subscribe to my publishing blog with weekly updates by Email The following current year information about book sales is taken from the annual reports, SEC filings and company press releases for the full year from Barnes&Noble, Borders,, and

Book Sales Statistics - Amazon, Barnes&Noble and Borders Sales Numbers Annual Update

International sales numbers for Borders and Amazon not included. Amazon is now the biggest book retailer, both in North America and overseas, Borders went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010 and announced on July 18. 2011 they would close their remaining stores, which were liquidated before the end of 2011. Full year 2013 sales statistics won't be available until Barnes & Noble reports, normally in May or June.

Note that government reported sales for book retailers hit its lowest level since 2002, and adjusted for inflation (graph at bottom of page) bookstore sales (excluding online) are way down . Top Independent Book Distributors. These are the most up-to-date addresses we have for independent bookstore distributors.

Top Independent Book Distributors

If you find that any of these addresses are incorrect or you discover additional information (email, website, toll-free number, etc.), please email the author at Do your due diligence before signing with any book distributor. Talk to their customers (both publishers and bookstores) to verify they'd be a good company for you to work with. Top Ten U.S. Book Publishers for 2009. Every month, I review a set of market share reports prepared by one of our internal analysts.

Top Ten U.S. Book Publishers for 2009

While the data behind these reports are not perfect, I do believe they represent the best view of the book publishing market currently available. As a result, even though it’s been almost two years since I posted a high-level summary of the data, I thought it would provide you with some insight into our industry. Photo courtesy of © Google Shakes Up the E-Book Market. Components/article_pagination.html not found (No such file or directory) It's finally here—now what?

Google Shakes Up the E-Book Market

On December 6, Google launched its long-awaited, cloud-based e-book program, Google eBooks. And while industry-watchers parse consumers' first impressions of the actual product (early reviews so far have been lukewarm), Google's program represents a milestone in e-book history, giving consumers more choice and adding another well-funded, innovative player—with a competing platform—to a surging e-book market. "[Google eBooks] will certainly grow the market," O'Reilly Media's Andrew Savikas, program co-chair of the popular Tools of Change conference, told PW. Why Amazon Should Smile at Losing E-Book Market Share. Media reports on Tuesday seized on staggering numbers from Credit Suisse, predicting that Amazon's (AMZN) current 90% share of the e-book market will plummet to 35% over the next five years.

Why Amazon Should Smile at Losing E-Book Market Share

At face value, that sounds rather alarming. But look a little closer, and the prediction may really be a cause for celebration -- even for Amazon.Credit Suisse expects Amazon's share in the e-book market to drop to 72% by the end of this year, due largely to Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG). "Near term, we suspect that the iPad and the new eBook agency pricing model, which requires that Amazon increase retail prices to be more consistent with Apple's pricing, will provide Kindle with the most market share headwind," analyst Spencer Wang wrote in the report.

"Going forward, we can envision a scenario where Apple, Amazon, and Google eventually split the market. " That's obvious enough, but at the moment, the e-book market is still embryonic. USA : les ventes de livres électroniques explosent. Repères : Les Etats-Unis, premier marché pour le livre numérique. États-Unis: les livres numériques représenteront un marché de 3 milliards $US en 2015 - Actualités Techno-économie - Médias et Web.