Innovative Publisher Thriving Amidst Shifting Industry
September 3, 2019 (CHICAGO) — Sourcebooks, the innovative Midwest-based entrepreneurial publisher and largest woman-owned book publisher in America, reported double-digit sales growth of 24% in the first half of 2019, according to NPD DecisionKey sales data through week 26 (Jan. 6, 2019–July 6, 2019). Started in a bedroom, Sourcebooks is now the 12th largest publisher in the country. This is the fifth consecutive double-digit, first-half sales growth year for the company.
Sourcebooks is thriving in an industry where first-half overall book sales were down 2.3%. The independent publisher’s data-driven, customer-centric model has delivered growth in 10 of its 12 business units, with six business units reporting more than 50% growth. Sourcebooks continues to expand its presence on the bestseller lists, with the YA debut This Is Where It Ends spending 72 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and the fiction sensation Sold on a Monday spending 19 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and 25 weeks on the USA Today bestseller list.
We are excited to share review from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Library Journal.
We are excited to share reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and Shelf Awareness
The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood and Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson are Ned Kelly Award Finalists
We are excited to share that The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood and Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson are on the 2019 Ned Kelly Award Longlist!
We are happy to share that A Dying Note by Ann Parker is a 2019 Macavity Award Nominee! The title is nominated for the Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery.
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