The end of the month is a holiday weekend. Who would pay attention to book sales if the numbers were released around the long Memorial day weekend? What better way to hide poor sales?
I'm suspecting the AAP numbers are really bad. Normally the pattern is:
1. Good print book sales numbers are released early.
2. Even if the print (not-ebook) numbers are good, no earlier than the 8th.
3. If print sales are bad, it has been the 14th to the 17th of the month.
Note: Ebook sales do not influence when the numbers are released (as best I can tell).
Is this due to rumors that Borders might close significantly more stores? I'm not posting links to the company spamming the Yahoo boards with poor stories.
I'm just not seeing anything to push pbook sales. Sigh, I hope my favorite formate (MMPB) does better than I believe it will...