BookMachine February Wrap: Publishing stories from around the web

BookMachine February Wrap: Publishing stories from around the web

This month in publishing, booksellers have taken the spotlight, with Waterstones announcing their first year of profit since the 2008 financial crash. In fact, Bookstore sales rose 2.5% in 2016 and Amazon is determined to get in on the action, with plans to open 10 books and mortar stores across the US by the end […]

It seems that there’s not a publishing skills shortage at all

It seems that there’s not a publishing skills shortage at all

Peter McKay is Chief Executive of the Publishing Training Centre. He joined the PTC in 2011 after 34 years in educational, scholarly and professional publishing. The PTC, an independent charitable foundation established 40 year ago, is a network of over 50 publishing and training professionals focused solely on delivering training courses for the publishing industry […]

A day in the life of a Publisher Account Manager at Nielsen Book Research

A day in the life of a Publisher Account Manager at Nielsen Book Research

Jaclyn Swope is a Publisher Account Manager on the Book Research team at Nielsen BookScan, where she assists a variety of publishers with understanding and utilising both retail sales and consumer data, through training sessions, presentations and bespoke analysis of book industry trends. 8:41 (okay okay more often 9am): I get the train from Surbiton to Woking, […]

Diverge! How thinking differently could boost your career

Diverge! How thinking differently could boost your career

In an industry that outsources most of its physical tasks and processes, what’s the one thing that can set you and your organisation apart from your competitors? The way you think… Anna Faherty, publishing professional with over 25 years’ experience, spoke at Tuesday’s The Galley Club event on divergent thinking in publishing. Anna’s provocative session encouraged […]

Key trends in the global book market at Frankfurt Book Fair

Key trends in the global book market at Frankfurt Book Fair

Every year, the Frankfurt Book Fair is one of the largest gatherings for the international publishing world and for the second year in a row, Nielsen’s Book team is collaborating with the fair to present key trends in the global market. Nielsen BookScan operates in 10 territories around the world—U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, […]

Irish book sales up by 20% as feel-good factor returns to publishing

Irish book sales up by 20% as feel-good factor returns to publishing

The book trade in Ireland is booming with sales up by more than 20 per cent to date this year. Here are some of the highlights from The Irish Times’ article. The Stats Sales up to September 10th were €76.4 million, up 20.3 per cent on 2015, according to Nielsen Bookscan The largest growth has […]

Publishers Association findings from post-Brexit survey

Publishers Association findings from post-Brexit survey

The Publishers Association have released findings of a post-Brexit survey used to identify the key priorities for the industry going forward. This included ensuring a strong government commitment to copyright and reducing VAT on epublications. Key findings of the survey include: · The majority (73%) of respondents will not change their business’s investment plans following […]

Where we read what: UK regions and their reading habits

Where we read what: UK regions and their reading habits

While most popular books tend to have their sales spread throughout the country, I always find it interesting to look at how sales differ when moving from region to region in the UK – in BookScan we can separate sales into East of England, Lancashire, London, Midlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South West, Southern, Wales & […]

Free Nielsen key findings report: The UK Children’s & YA Book Consumer

Free Nielsen key findings report: The UK Children’s & YA Book Consumer

Since 2012, Nielsen Book UK has undertaken a Children’s Deep-Dive Study each summer to investigate children’s book reading and buying habits in the context of other leisure and entertainment pursuits. For the first time in 2015, in addition to the nationally representative sample of 1,500 parents of 0-13 year olds and 500 young adults aged […]

Book fair survey results are in

Book fair survey results are in

This month BookMachine and Frankfurt Book Fair ran a survey to find out more about your behaviour and opinions about book fairs. The winner received a week’s pass to the Business Club at the Book Fair. The results have been fascinating; here we show you a selection of the data. 1. Which Book Fairs (or related […]