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Bowker: self-published e-books 12% of sales | The Bookseller

Bowker: self-published e-books 12% of sales | The Bookseller Self-published titles make up 12% of all e-book sales, according to new findings from Bowker Market Research. The popularity of self-published titles rises when looking at certain categories, with the self-published share of e-book volume sales more than 20% in areas such as crime, science fiction and fantasy, romance and humour. The research is based on Bowker’s regular Books & Consumers survey, which holds monthly interviews…

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Checking Out Romance: Focus on Romance 2013

Checking Out Romance: Focus on Romance 2013 Checking Out Romance: Focus on Romance 2013 Encouraged by reader demand, libraries stock up on romance novels By Julie Naughton | Jun 03, 2013 It’s a love match between librarians and romance publishers. “Romance novels do better here than any other genre,” says Anna Mickelsen of the Springfield City Library in Springfield, Mass. “Romance makes up 35% of our more-than-5,000-item collection but accounts for over 43% of the…

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