I’m a history student from Germany and as such assisting Prof. Dr. Kim Christian Priemel in a research project on the history of the newspaper, book and print industry in the 20th century.
At the moment I’m trying to compile statistics on the following figures, which would only be used for scientific purposes:
a) circulation figures of newspapers and magazines
b) number of printed and/or sold books
c) number of bookstores
d) number of publishing houses in either branch
e) number of employees in either branch
For Germany, I already found fairly good numbers. For the US, however, I’m struggling to figure out where to start looking. Does your research group hold any relevant data of that kind?
I’m very grateful for any hint or advice regarding contacts, institutions, handbooks or statistical offices that might be able to help me with my inquiries.
Best regards from Berlin,