Tuesday, October 16, 2007

August Booksales Up

The numbers for August bookstore sales are out. And, for the second month in a row, bookstore sales were up versus 2006.

August sales totaled $2.29 billion, up 9.3% from $2.09 billion in sales for the same period in 2006.

Year-to-date, bookstore sales are $10.80 billion, down 0.7% from $10.88 billion in the same eight-month period in 2006.

Publishers Weekly (PW) reported: "For the entire retail segment, sales were up 4.0% both for August as well as the first eight months of 2007."

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