The answer resides in a seemingly incongruous combination of traits: First, in the time-honored authority of influence books hold among readers; and second, in the ways in which disruptive technological change can strengthen rather than weaken that influence.
C-M Books would like to extend our best wishes and warmest thoughts for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year!
Every year the National Book Foundation features a few fresh faces or unfamiliar names among the nominees for its annual literary prize. This time around, though, there’s a twist.
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) issued its 2018 StatShot Annual Report which found, among other things, that the US book publishing industry generated an estimated $26.23 billion in net revenue for 2017, representing 2.72 billion units.
With unit sales of print books rising 4% in the adult nonfiction segment—the industry’s largest major category—total unit sales for the first half of 2018 increased 2% over the comparable period in 2017 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.
The 2017 Printing Industries of America Dynamic Ratios survey results are in and the findings indicate a modest rise in printing industry profitability. On average, the typical printing firm’s profit as a percent of sales increased from 2.66 percent the previous year to 2.92 percent.
Cushing-Malloy (C-M Books) has already seen a boost in business since Edwards Brothers Malloy announced it will close its doors. We’ve experienced 70 years of great success and the future looks even brighter for our small family-owned and operated business.
Publishers Weekly reports, for the third week in a row, it was softness in the fiction categories that led to the decline. Unit sales dropped 5% in both the adult and juvenile fiction categories compared to the week ended June 4, 2017.
Bookworms can see some serious perks to their health and happiness. Want to really reap the benefits of reading? Reach for an old-fashioned, printed book.
According to The Wall Street Journal, sales of traditional print books rose by 5 percent in the US last year, while sales of ebooks plunged by 17 percent. It will be interesting to see if this represents a one-time phenomenon, or if it’s the beginning of a trend.