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1998 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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PUBLISHING AND BOOK TRADE STATISTICS

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UK publishers' revenue 1996

UK publishers' revenue 1996

Source: Publishers Association

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Books published

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Average price all books 1997 (£ sterling)

No. paperback titles published 1997

Total titles published

1997

1992

Children's books

5.87

4,564

8,049

6,927

School text books

18.14

2,319

3,022

2,351

Adult fiction

9.91

5,624

8,869

8,037

Adult non-fiction

19.35

17,960

27,654

20,615

Scientific, technical, medical

40.64

9,419

17,159

15,153

Academic/professional books

31.54

18,890

33,724

25,681

Total no. of titles published in the UK

25.25

58,776

98,477

78,764

(Including new editions of existing titles)

(23.78)

(17,478)

(23,258)

(19,630)

Source: The Bookseller

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Book sales by destination 1996

£ millions sterling

Consumers

1,590

Public libraries

110

Higher education libraries

45

Other state funded education

160

Independent schools

30

Student/academic (informal)

310

Business and professional

320

Other and under-recording

136

Total

2,701

Source: Book Trade Yearbook 1997

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Average periodical prices and circulation

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1997

1992

No. of titles in sample

Price £ sterling

% increase over 1996

No. of titles in sample

Price £

% increase over 1991

Humanities & Social Sciences

841

112.33

7.36

842

70.88

14.50

Medicine

203

306.58

10.67

203

175.46

16.52

Science and Technology

963

546.49

9.27

962

301.57

14.71

Total

2,007

340.30

9.12

2,007

192.03

14.85

Average Great Britain

879

295.28

11.62

879

173.35

14.33

Average USA & Canada

698

345.73

7.89

698

198.30

19.18

Other countries

430

423.49

7.33

430

220.04

9.80

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No. of titles

All periodicals (1997)

165,000

Business and professional magazines (1996)

5,261

Consumer magazines (1996)

2,672

Source: The Bookseller

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