September 2013 | Volume 38, Number 9

Barnes & Noble’s Q1 Announcement Brings Long-Awaited ‘Integration’ Discussion

A month after the abrupt resignation of CEO William Lynch, Barnes & Noble made its first quarter FY 2014 revenue figures public that painted a picture of a bookseller in ...

Report: Free E-Book Use Expanding

While Simba analysts are still trying to figure out an accurate way to distinguish between legitimately free e-books and those that have been pirated illegally, the number of e-book ...

Why Do Adults Buy Children’s E-Books?

Simba spends a lot of time in our Children’s Publishing Market Forecast report series going over the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ part of the industry: what is being bought and how, ...

Spread the Word: Real Men Buy Children’s Books

One of the great but predictable disappointments when reviewing book industry data—either from our own proprietary studies, Experian Simmons surveys, or other sources—occurs when ...

How B&N Should Counter Amazon’s Bundling Move

By: Michael NorrisSometimes I see between-the-lines messages in certain moves publishing players make. One of the most popular goes like this: We don’t want print books to exist. We ...

Category Review/Report Excerpt: Children’s/YA E-Book Diet Steady Through 2013

Simba, through our alliance with Stuart Johnson & Associates, usually uses a compilation of three bestseller lists (New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers’ Weekly) when ...

August Scorecard: New Titles, E-Books Down as Summer Closes

As we’ve seen in previous years in compiling The New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and Digital Book World’s bestsellers, we know August is typically the time of year ...

The Tablet Reader: Why We’re Nowhere

Data from Simba Information, Experian Simmons and other sources confirm that tablet ownership is climbing. But as we have long indicated, the e-book market just hasn’t had the same ...

Retailing Watch: Has Price Sensitivity Changed In Five Years?

On an employment and earnings standpoint, the U.S. economy hasn’t fully recovered from the Great Recession of 2008. Unemployment and underemployment is still high, which made us ...

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