Choice Books News

  • Sales of adult trade books dropped 2.8% in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers...the religion category had a sales gain in the period, with sales up 10.4%.

  • According to a Publishers Weekly feature article in October, “books on Christian living form the core of many Christian publishers’ programs, with titles across a broad spectrum of topics that are meant to help believers deepen their faith and reflect it to others, not just in church but also in daily life.” The Christian Living category was the second-place ranked category for Choice Books in 2015...

  • Ken Gonyer of Broadway, VA, has been named the new CEO of Choice Books to replace long-time CEO John Bomberger who will retire on September 30. Gonyer left a successful 15-year career in the banking industry to assume the organization’s top position

  • “According to a recent report Book Readership 2016 released by the Pew Research Center, despite competition from an ever-increasing menu of entertainment choices now available to Americans, book readership in America is holding steady. And most of the book readers surveyed, the report found, prefer to read print books."

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