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June 19, 2007

"The State of the Book Industry in 2007" Is Topic of Center for the Book Program on June 28

What is the long-term effect of consolidation in the publishing industry? What are the latest sales trends in publishing and in the library market? How is the digital environment changing the book industry?

Such questions will be addressed and discussed by economists Albert N. Greco and Robert M. Wharton at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG), the event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.

Greco and Wharton, who specialize in book industry research and forecastings, are professors in the Graduate School of Business Administration at Fordham University in New York. This program will draw on a similar presentation they made recently at Book Expo America, the trade show sponsored by the American Booksellers Association and the Association of American Publishers, in New York City.

BISG is the industry’s leading trade association for policy, standards and research. Further information is available at www.bisg.org.

The Center for the Book was established by law in 1977 to use the resources of the Library of Congress to promote books and reading. For information about its program, publications and national reading promotion networks, visit www.loc.gov/cfbook.

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PR 07-140
06/19/07
ISSN 0731-3527

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