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.
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