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State of the Computer Book Market 2008, Part 1: The Market

Feb 24, 2009, 09:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Hendrickson)

"Retailers such as Borders, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon make up the lion's share of these sales.

"Book Market Performance

"Before we get to the specifics of the computer book market, let's get some context by looking at the whole book market for the Week ending 12/28/2008. Everything that is printed, bound and sold like a book, from Harry Potter and The Tales of Beedle the Bard to Breaking Dawn and Outliers is represented in the table below."

"Remember this data is from Bookscan's weekly top 3,000 titles sold. Bookscan measures actual cash register sales in bookstores. Simply put, if you buy a book in the United States, there's a high probability it will get recorded in this data. Retailers such as Borders, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon make up the lion's share of these sales.

"Book Market Performance

"Before we get to the specifics of the computer book market, let's get some context by looking at the whole book market for the Week ending 12/28/2008. Everything that is printed, bound and sold like a book, from Harry Potter and The Tales of Beedle the Bard to Breaking Dawn and Outliers is represented in the table below."

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