With a wide array of pastimes available, respondents in a recent Nielsen global survey were asked to select their top three spare-time activities. While certain activities skew younger than older and vice versa, if you think technology-driven younger people don’t read anymore, think again.
Last year, consumers bought half of the year’s books at physical stores. Over one-third of purchasers bought multiple books a month, and new research shows that very few actually plan their purchases. What does that mean? Kids’ books seem to fall squarely into the impulse purchase category.
Summer is the season of beach reads, which means millions of Americans are sitting in the sun with a romance book (or e-book) in hand.Who’s reading these steamy stories? The fan base is a broader group than you might think.
Last year was a big one for religious books in the U.S., as sales jumped more than 10.5% to eclipse more than 52 million units. So who is the typical Christian book buyer?
In 2014, more than 52 million religious book titles were sold in the U.S, representing an increase of over 10.5% from the prior year. Sales in the first half of 2015, however, have slowed, but certain sub-categories represent significant growth opportunity. So who is the Christian book buyer?
With an estimated buying power that now eclipses $1.4 trillion annually, the U.S. Hispanic market’s cultural and consumer impact can be felt across multiple industries—even at local bookstores. In fact, Hispanic families are more likely to buy books for their children than the general U.S....
In addition to highlighting awareness and purchase drivers, this Book Landscape report details the top-selling children’s books, the demographic profiles of today’s children’s book buyers and the platforms that buyers are gravitating toward as they make their purchases.
Despite the increasing penetration of mobile devices and complementary multi-screen consumption trends, U.S. consumers prefer discovering and buying kids’ physical books—and in person.
Whether we're singing along to the latest release from a favorite music artist or challenging a group of friends in an online battle to build the best empire, entertainment engages us like nothing else. Here’s a look back at our top five entertainment stories from 2014.
Similar to last’s years entertainment titles, 2014's top DVDs/Blu-Rays and books were full of franchises. Audiences, especially teens, are fans of series—in either format. And across entertainment, kids' and young adults' series reigned supreme this year.