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1999 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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PUBLISHING AND BOOK TRADE STATISTICS

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UK publishers' revenue 1997

UK publishers' revenue 1997

Source: Publishers Association

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Books published 1998

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Average price all books 1998 (£ sterling)

No. paperback titles published 1998

Total titles published

1998

1993

Children's books

6.08

4,766

8,399

7,030

School text books

15.38

3,374

4,096

2,880

Adult fiction

9.86

6,106

9,111

8,022

Adult non-fiction

21.07

19,050

29,480

21,653

Scientific, technical, medical

43.02

9,768

17,668

16,931

Academic/professional books

30.71

19,258

34,171

27,264

Total no. of titles published in the UK

25.60

62,322

102,925

83,780

(Including new editions of existing titles)

(22.88)

(18,297)

(24,298)

(21,026)

Source: The Bookseller

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Book sales by destination 1997

£ millions sterling

Consumers

1,850

Public libraries

103

Student/academic (informal)

39

Other state funded education

166

Independent schools

30

Higher education libraries

220

Business and professional

340

Other and under-recording

130

Total

2,878

Source: Book Trade Yearbook 1998

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Periodical prices

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1998

1993

No. of titles in sample

Price £ sterling

% increase over 1996

No. of titles in sample

Price £

% increase over 1991

Humanities & Social Sciences

841

134.12

9.48

841

75.77

6.92

Medicine

203

325.00

6.02

203

185.75

5.86

Science and Technology

962

560.81

2.40

962

324.99

7.77

Total

2,007

358.16

3.78

2,007

206.35

7.46

Average Great Britain

879

334.89

8.42

879

191.47

10.45

Average USA & Canada

698

336.8

6.40

698

197.96

-0.17

Other countries

430

391.71

-6.69

430

250.04

13.82

Source: The Bookseller

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