Self-Publishing soars in 2012 – 60% more works than in 2011 according to Bowker

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Self-Publishing Movement Continues Strong Growth in U.S. says Bowker- 2012 ISBNs show nearly 60% more self-published works than in 2011 New Providence, NJ – October 9, 2013 – A new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2012 jumped to more than 391,000, up 59 […]

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Self Publishing fuels steady title growth in 2011

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Bowker press release.  Lots of interesting data here about title output from 2011. June 5, 2012 (New Providence, NJ) — Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information, released its annual report on U. S. print book publishing for 2011, compiled from its Books In Print® database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker […]

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Bowker releases results of global ebook research

March 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Bowker press release: 27 March 2012 (LONDON) — Australia, India, the U.K. and the U.S. are leading the world in e-book adoption rates, according to Bowker Market Research’s Global eBook Monitor, The study tracks consumer attitudes to and purchasing of e-books in major world markets. Bowker Market Research is a service of Bowker, […]

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Bowker’s PubTrack to study cookbook buyer behavior

December 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

As an avid cook and one who uses various devices (print, e, apps, TV, and more) to find interesting recipes, I’m looking forward to reading more in this forthcoming annual study from Bowker. Here’s more from the press release:  PubTrack™ Consumer will launch a comprehensive new research study into the behavior of cookbook buyers, which […]

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Bowker launches survey of eBook growth and consumer attitudes on four continents

October 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a press release:  Bowker, the leading provider of market research information and business intelligence on book markets in the U.S., through BML Bowker, in the U.K., will launch a major study that will assess and track device adoption, attitudes, and purchasing habits of e-book consumers in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America.  […]

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Bowker study shows print is NOT dead

May 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

Received this via email today:  Bowker released its annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print® database.  Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is projecting that despite the popularity of e-books, traditional U.S. print title output in 2010 increased 5%.  Output of new titles and editions increased from […]

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Bowker’s new Books-In-Print Improves Discovery of eBooks

February 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

Bowker has released a new version of Books In Print.   The new Books In Print is visually appealing and easy to navigate; robust for professional use by librarians, booksellers, and publishers, yet easy enough for novice users.  Even better, ebooks are easier to discover.  Mark Tullos, MLIS and Senior Product Manager at Bowker, offered some […]

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ProQuest to Digitize 30,000 rare early books from National Library of the Netherlands

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

January 11, 2011 (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) – ProQuest will digitize more than 30,000 rare early books from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, capturing every volume in high-resolution color scans. This is the third major European national library to participate in ProQuest’s Early European Books project after the Danish Royal Library, […]

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Articles of Interest

August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Hot reads this week.  Here’s a list of some good ones: New from Bowker: Selection of Statistics from Consumer-Focused Research Report for Book Industry « ResourceShelf The digital era has not made publishers defunct Kobo Now Supports ePub and PDF files Google Book Search beneficial to publishing industry, study shows The ABC’s of E-Reading – […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks · Vendor News

Bowker Report on Book Production – Non-traditional books surge

April 15th, 2010 · Comments Off

Bowker released a report today on U.S. Book production.  Among their projections:  U.S. book production in 2009 remained flat but 2009 was an extraordinary year of growth for “non-traditional” books.  According to the press release,  these [non-traditional] books, marketed almost exclusively on the web, are largely on-demand titles produced by reprint houses specializing in public […]

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