April 30, 2019 — This morning, House Oversight and Reform held a full committee hearing to examine the dire financial straits of the US Postal Service and find ways to get postal reform legislation introduced, out of Committee, and onto the floor for passage this year. Encouraged that the Committee held the hearing, the American Catalog Mailers Association submitted testimony urging Congress to take positive steps as outlined in a broad stakeholder consensus first, then consider the additional long-term changes required to ensure a viable USPS. ACMA’s testimony, which was one of five submitted on the record, can be found here. “Longer-term changes involve hard choices that require significant debate between postal customers and management with support from employees,” said ACMA President & Executive Director Hamilton Davison. “Various ideas have been floated over the past several years, but each found significant opposition. Without resolving these competing demands, a viable long-term solution is impossible. Click Read More bellow for additional information.
Unit sales of print books rose 24.3% in the week ended Apr. 24, 2021, over the comparable week in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. At this time last year, sales were beginning to recover from declines early in the pandemic and were almost flat with the comparable week in 2019. In the most recent week, adult nonfiction unit sales jumped 44.3% over sales in the category during the week ended Apr. 25, 2020, as five of the top 10 adult nonfiction bestsellers were new releases. World Traveler by the late Anthony Bourdain and his longtime collaborator Laurie Woolever took the top spot in the category, selling more than 50,000 copies. George W. Bush’s Out of Many, One was in the fourth place, selling almost 28,000 copies, followed by Cook This Book by Molly Baz, which sold about 22,000 copies. Adult fiction sales increased 33% over 2020.
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