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Month-to-Month: Simba's Analysis of Bestseller Trends 2009

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  • 1. Get more info on this report!Month-to-Month: Simbas Analysis of Bestseller Trends 2009March 2, 2010In Month-to-Month: Simba’s Analysis of Bestseller Trends 2009, the acclaimedmonthly Scorecards data from our monthly intelligence publication, Book PublishingReport, is brought together in this briefing to provide an analytical narrative of 2009.What categories did better in which months? What authors had a tendency to fall out offavor with buyers quickly and which ones had staying power? What imprints came outon top and when? Only this reference answers these and other questions regarding theincreasingly complicated consumer book landscape.Highlights include: Exclusive month-by-month analysis of key categories: see which months favor which segments of trade books. A look at the succes of Stephenie Meyer and her Twilight series. Perspective on the meteoric success of William P. Young’s The Shack. Case studies of the romance segment and mystery & detective titles. Ranking of all of the top imprints, titles, and authors of 2009 to help determine “what sold well and when” throughout the year.Simba senior trade book analyst Michael Norris has been tapped by the New YorkTimes, TIME and USA Today to discuss industry trends and bestseller data for thepublishing market. Have this firsthand intelligence at your fingertips to understand buyerhabits, the most popular categories in todays market and where the strengths andweaknesses lie for the top imprints in trade book publishing today.Additional InformationStamford, CT—March 3, 2010—Simba Information, the market intelligence firm behindTrade E-Book Publishing 2009, Childrens Publishing Market Forecast 2010 and>Audiobook Intelligence Briefing 2010 has released its second annual Month-to-
  • 2. Month: Simba’s Analysis of Bestseller Trends, covering all of the major books,authors, imprints and categories that made a splash in 2009.Book Publishing Report, Simba’s monthly intelligence briefing, has provided data fromits flagship Scorecards department, which takes a look at every book to hit the NewYork Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today bestseller lists. By looking at acompilation of all three lists and creating a narrative that winds through January 2009 allthe way to December, Simba has made a comprehensive resource for authors, bookclubs, publishers and others to get an understanding of what kinds of books, authorsand imprints made it big in 2009. In addition, the report contains a thorough review ofthe top categories of books sought out by consumers during the year.The report also features case studies to show readers of Month-to-Month additionaldetail of Stephenie Meyer’s success as well as perspective on the meteoric success ofWilliam P. Young’s The Shack. A case study of the romance segment as well asmystery & detective titles is also included.About Simba Information:Simba Information is widely recognized as the leading authority for market intelligencein the media and publishing industry. Simbas extensive information network delivers topquality, independent perspective on the people, events and alliances shaping the mediaand information industry. Simba provides consulting and reports that provide keydecision-makers at more than 15,000 client companies around the globe with timelyanalysis, exclusive statistics and proprietary industry forecasts.Table of ContentsIntroductionPart 1: Author, Category, Imprints and Title Trends in 2009 Authors Categories Imprints TitlesCase Study of 2009 Performance: Stephenie MeyerCase Study of 2009 Performance: Romance and Mystery & DetectiveCase Study of 2009 Performance: DoubledayCase Study of 2009 Performance: Three Cups of Tea and The ShackPart 2: The Months January February March April May June July
  • 3. August September October November DecemberTABLE OF TABLES Table 1: Number of Authors on Lists, 2009 Table 2: Average Titles per Author, 2009 Table 3: Number of New Authors on Lists, 2009 Table 4: Peformance of Stephenie Meyer by Rating, 2009 Table 5: Number of Categories on Lists, 2009 Table 6: Performance of Romance and Mystery & Detective by Rating, 2009 Table 7: Average Titles per Category, 2009 Table 8: Average Authors per Category, 2009 Table 9: Average Imprints per Category, 2009 Table 10: Average Titles, Authors, Imprints Top 10 Categories, 2009 Table 11: Average Titles, Authors, Imprints Top 50 Categories, 2009 Table 12: Number of Imprints on Lists, 2009 Table 13: Average Titles per Imprint, 2009 Table 14: Average Authors per Imprint, 2009 Table 15: Average Authors, Titles Top 10 Imprints, 2009 Table 16: Performance of Doubleday by Rating, 2009 Table 17: Average Authors, Titles of Top 50 Imprints, 2009 Table 18: Average Authors, Titles All Imprints, 2009 Table 19: Number of Titles on Lists, 2009 Table 20: Average Weeks on Lists, 2009 Table 21: Performance of Three Cups of Tea and The Shack by Rating, 2009 Table 22: Performance of Select “Spiked” Bestselling Titles, 2009 Table 23: Number of New Titles on Lists, 2009 Table 24: Total New Titles by Class, 2009 Table 25: Top 20 Titles, January 2009 Table 26: Top 20 Authors, January 2009 Table 27: Top 20 Imprints, January 2009 Table 28: Top 20 Categories, January 2009 Table 29: Top 20 Titles, February 2009 Table 30: Top 20 Authors, February 2009 Table 31: Top 20 Imprints, February 2009 Table 32: Top 20 Categories, February 2009 Table 33: Top 20 Titles, March 2009 Table 34: Top 20 Authors, March 2009 Table 35: Top 20 Imprints, March 2009 Table 36: Top 20 Categories, March 2009 Table 37: Top 20 Titles, April 2009 Table 38: Top 20 Authors, April 2009 Table 39: Top 20 Imprints, April 2009 Table 40: Top 20 Categories, April 2009
  • 4. Table 41: Top 20 Titles, May 2009 Table 42: Top 20 Authors, May 2009 Table 43: Top 20 Imprints, May 2009 Table 44: Top 20 Categories, May 2009 Table 45: Top 20 Titles, June 2009 Table 46: Top 20 Authors, June 2009 Table 47: Top 20 Imprints, June 2009 Table 48: Top 20 Categories, June 2009 Table 49: Top 20 Titles, July 2009 Table 50: Top 20 Authors, July 2009 Table 51: Top 20 Imprints, July 2009 Table 52: Top 20 Categories, July 2009 Table 53: Top 20 Titles, August 2009 Table 54: Top 20 Authors, August 2009 Table 55: Top 20 Imprints, August 2009 Table 56: Top 20 Categories, August 2009 Table 57: Top 20 Titles, September 2009 Table 58: Top 20 Authors, September 2009 Table 59: Top 20 Imprints, September 2009 Table 60: Top 20 Categories, September 2009 Table 61: Top 20 Titles, October 2009 Table 62: Top 20 Authors, October 2009 Table 63: Top 20 Imprints, October 2009 Table 64: Top 20 Categories, October 2009 Table 65: Top 20 Titles, November 2009 Table 66: Top 20 Authors, November 2009 Table 67: Top 20 Imprints, November 2009 Table 68: Top 20 Categories, November 2009 Table 69: Top 20 Titles, December 2009 Table 70: Top 20 Authors, December 2009 Table 71: Top 20 Imprints, December 2009 Table 72: Top 20 Categories, December 2009Available immediately for Online Download athttp://www.marketresearch.com/product/display.asp?productid=2522566US: 800.298.5699UK +44.207.256.3920Intl: +1.240.747.3093
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