Boffo Backlist Buying Buoys Book Biz
Backlist Drives Unit Gains Higher Through February
Driven by strong backlist sales, unit sales of print books rose 26% last week over the week ended February 29, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. It was the largest week-over-week gain compared to 2020 so far this year, helping unit sales finish the first two months of 2021 with a 21.2% increase over the first two months of 2020.
'The Committed' by Viet
The long-awaited sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'The Sympathizer,' 'The Committed' tells the story of “the man of two minds” as he comes as a refugee to Paris and turns his hand to capitalism. Powered by a singular narrative voice that “shakes the walls of the old literary comfort zone” ('New Yorker'), 'The Committed' is on sale now from Grove Press.(Sponsored) more »
Wiley Revenue Rose 3% in Q3
John Wiley's financial performance in the third quarter ended January 31, 2021, was strong enough for the company to raise sales and earnings estimates for the fiscal year ending April 30. more »
Picture of the DayThis past weekend, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce sponsored a jigsaw puzzle exchange for Chicago residents outside Women & Children First Bookstore.
Photo: Mary Laur