Publishing Research Quarterly

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 12–23 | Cite as

Book industry statistics from the R. R. Bowker Company

  • Jean Peters

Abstract

The R. R. Bowker Company has been compiling and publishing statistics on the book industry for more than a century. The history of this effort is reported, with details on how the collection, classification, and publication of data have evolved. Bowker provides statistics on book title output, booksellers (retail and wholesale), and libraries.

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© Transaction Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Peters
    • 1
  1. 1.New York

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