Calling all publishers: BookStats Volume 4 data collection is up and running!

Calling all publishers: BookStats Volume 4 data collection is up and running!

BookStats Volume 4—a joint venture of our organizations, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)—provides the industry with the most comprehensive and reliable analysis of publisher net sales. Measuring the size and scope of the entire US publishing industry, BookStats puts all this data and more at your fingertips through our Online Data Dashboard, and through written reports.

Now in its fourth year, BookStats is one of the most widely used analytic tools in the industry. It has also established itself as a major source of industry data for a wide variety of media, including The New York Times, USA Today, Paid Content, Associated Press, Publishers Weekly, Publishers Lunch, Bloomberg Business Week, and more.

But BookStats is only as good as the data we collect. We’re writing today to encourage you to participate in Volume 4. You can view the submission guidelines, here: submit-bookstats-2014-volume- 4.php

Please note that the submission deadline this year is February 28, 2014. By submitting data to BookStats, your company will be eligible to receive a treasure trove of benefits, including deeply discounted access to the Dashboard and the PDF reports.

The BookStats Management Team has made your participation a very high priority. Feel free to contact us for guidance and assistance. We’re happy to provide a demo of this year’s product, details on the very simple data submission process, or anything else related to the project. Contact our colleagues at:

Tina Jordan, Vice President, AAP,

Nadine Vassallo, Project Manager: Research & Information, BISG,

Please visit for all you need to know about the project, including a list of prior participants, methodology, detailed submission guidelines, and pricing.

We’re indebted to you, our members and industry partners, and look forward to receiving your data this year.

Best wishes,                                                   

Tom Allen
President & CEO
Association of American Publishers
Len Vlahos
Executive Director
Book Industry Study Group