Demand Distribution Dynamics in Creative Industries: the Market for Books in Italy

Gaffeo, Edoardo ; Scorcu, Antonello E. ; Vici, Laura (2008) Demand Distribution Dynamics in Creative Industries: the Market for Books in Italy. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 24. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4617. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (630). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

We study the distribution dynamics of the demand for books in Italy. We find that for each of three broad sub-markets in which the book publishing industry can be classified − Italian novels, foreign novels and essays − sales over a three-year sample can be adequately fitted by a power law distribution. Our results can be plausibly interpreted in terms of a model of interactions among buyers exchanging information on the books they buy.

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Gaffeo, Edoardo
Scorcu, Antonello E.
Vici, Laura
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Book publishing industry; Information transmission; Power law distribution
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2282-6483
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