Well, things are looking better for books…at least kids books which seem to lead the markets often these days. A bit ago the first quarter stats were discussed in PW, and I wanted to share only a bit of all that. Stay positive. Trade sales are reported UP across the board in kids… 1200 publishers were feeling ‘solid’ in Jan 14. Divergent trilogy (which I loved!) was a big driver…congrats Veronica Roth and Katherine Tegen Books! and thanks!
They said the “surging children’s/YA sales’ were up 44 million in Jan where adult was up 10 million. GO KIDS! but UP is UP and all good. E book sales up 12% also…and is the largest selling format in adult books. I just bought a nook myself recently…. it’s light and easy to hold (becoming important even though I love a big fat hard cover too! Try GOLDFINCH on…yummy) and I like the back light. Nice as an option.
So lets jump happily into the spring books and next quarter. FINALLY it’s warm more than not everywhere. And BEA is next week! Christy and I can’t wait to attend…. hope there are some freebies left Friday!
And we wish you all a very memorable Memorial Day this weekend (actually the 30th, but hey….) Michelle Hazelwood has a fun piece to share with you….