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Course & Subject Guides

Book Publishing Industry Research @ Pitt

This guide is to accompany a Fall 2016 English course researching the publishing industry with professor Gayle Rogers.


Welcome! This guide is designed to assist you with locating and utilizing resources to support research in the publishing industry. While the information you are seeking may not be directly available, consulting a variety of resources will help you to gain a better understanding of the information available and help inform your research.

If you need any assistance, please contact a librarian using the links to the left of this page to schedule an appointment.

Lack of Book Sales Figures

Book sales information is scattered and generalized. It is difficult and costly to obtain accurate sales figures for books. Digging can be done and some information can be found.

Supporting broad explanations of the lack of book publishing figures can be found at: