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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

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 . The 2014 update is now in progress with Amazon's 2013 report. 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. Also, please alert us to any slow payments or other questionable distributor activity. 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 © Keep in mind that these lists are based on revenues for the twelve months ending December 31, 2009. We created these lists from a proprietary database we have developed at Thomas Nelson. We prepare two “top ten” lists internally. Second, we track the Top U.S. Nothing has changed in our overall ranking. Though Random house has retained its #1 position, it has also grown it’s market share by 160 basis points (from 15.9% to 17.5%).

You may be wondering how John Wiley and Scholastic could be smaller than Thomas Nelson. 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.

"I believe it will also expose more people to the idea of keeping their books in a central, cloud-based, place where they can get them from any device. After years of development and months of anticipation, the program launched with few surprises beyond a name change from its original Google Editions. 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. USA : les ventes de livres électroniques explosent.

L’association des éditeurs américains vient de rendre public les derniers chiffres concernant les ventes de livres électroniques aux Etats Unis.

USA : les ventes de livres électroniques explosent

Et le moins que l’on puisse dire c’est que le marché de la lecture numérique outre-Atlantique se porte bien. Les ventes ont en effet progressé de 115,8% entre janvier 2010 et janvier 2011 avec un chiffre d’affaire mensuel passant de 32,4 à 69,9 millions de dollars. Alors que les ventes globales de livres aux Etats Unis pour le mois de janvier s’élevaient à 805,7 millions de dollars, le segment du livre numérique est en passe de franchir la barre des 10% de parts de marché. 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.