BOOKS - Textbooks Lead the Way
Mead doubts if the market can continue its meteoric rise in 2001, for no reason other than that 2000 was so successful. "I've been in this business for nearly 30 years. This was an unusual year due to simultaneous momentum in a number of areas of the book market," Mead remarks.
"I would not expect that the industry could sustain the level of growth experienced in 2000. Although I expect some continued momentum in 2001 in education and trade publishing for printers due to consolidation of suppliers, a continued solid economy and continued, significant government interest in literacy and educational system upgrades."