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2000 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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PUBLISHING AND BOOK TRADE STATISTICS

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UK publishers' revenue 1998

UK publishers' revenue 1998

Source: Publishers Association

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Books published 1999

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Average price all books 1999 (£ sterling)

No. paperback titles published 1999

Total titles published

1999

1994

Children's books

6.64

5,263

9,043

7,072

School text books

16.83

3,338

3,963

2,752

Adult fiction

9.88

6,463

9,730

8,704

Adult non-fiction

20.92

19,847

30,994

23,973

Scientific, technical, medical

40.23

11,524

19,569

17,498

Academic/professional books

32.5

19,621

35,445

29,739

Total no. of titles published in the UK

26.08

66,056

108,744

89,738

(Including new editions of existing titles)

(22.17)

(19,877)

(25,831)

(21,355)

Source: The Bookseller

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Book sales by destination 1998

£ millions sterling

Independent schools

35

Public libraries

91

Student/academic (informal)

44

Other state funded education

165

Consumers

1,960

Higher education libraries

240

Business and professional

375

Other and under-recording

150

Total

3,060

Source: Book Trade Yearbook 1999

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Periodical prices

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1999

1994

No. of titles in sample

Price £ sterling

% increase over 1998

No. of titles in sample

Price £

% increase over 1993

Humanities & Social Sciences

841

145.76

8.68

842

88.24

17.20

Medicine

203

344.91

6.13

203

225.84

21.81

Science and Technology

963

616.98

10.02

962

402.55

23.50

Total

2,007

392.01

9.45

2,007

252.81

22.39

Average Great Britain

879

300.49

-10.27

879

214.40

12.26

Average USA & Canada

698

382.96

4.41

698

265.93

34.24

Other countries

430

556.98

42.19

430

310.04

22.96

Source: The Bookseller

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