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Question: Bobbie - Updating a self-improvement answer from google answers

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Sat 27 Oct 2012 - 5:31 am UTC

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pisceanguy
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Hi Bobbie,

Do you think you update this answer?

How large is the US self-improvement market and breakdown?
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/786161.html

Please let me know where best to get your help.
thanks,
Troy

 
 

Sat 27 Oct 2012 - 10:06 am UTC

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Sat 27 Oct 2012 - 6:24 pm UTC

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pisceanguy
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yup. I'm waiting for paypal to pay. thanks

 

Tue 6 Nov 2012 - 12:04 pm UTC

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Bobbie Sevens
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Hi Troy,

2011
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The U.S. self-improvement market was worth an estimated $11.17 billion.
 
Attendance at live events and small training seminars is a $400-500 million market.

Self-improvement book sales were worth $776 million in 2011.

Self-improvement audiobook sales were worth $455 million in 2011

PRWEB) March 26, 2012
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9323729.htm



2009
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The U.S. self-improvement market was worth $10.53 billion in 2009
versus $11.06 billion in 2007.

Infomercials:
“Self-Improvement programs had $1.04 billion in sales last year in 2009.

Audiobooks Market: Self-improvement titles accounted for $406 million.

Personal Coaching: $1.29 bill.

Motivational Speakers:
Revenues of the top 10 speakers, and the Franklin-Covey Co., were estimated at $296 million.

Seminars:
“Attendance at live events and small training seminars is a $400-500 million market”

PRWEB:  December 1, 2010
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/12/prweb4847314.htm


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The U.S. Self-Improvement Market
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($ millions)              2009           2011
Infomercials              $1,041       $1,166
Motivational Speakers        296          336
Personal coaching          1,290        1,370
Holistic institutes          564          634
Books                        727          776
Audiobooks                   406          455
Weight loss programs
- Commercial               3,520        3,398
- Medical
(excluding surgery         2,390        2,725
Stress management                        
Products/programs            315          315
TOTAL                     10,534       11,175
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Source: Marketdata estimates. & forecasts
PRWEB:  March 2012
The complete table is available here:
http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2012/03/23/9323729/PR%20Web%20SI%20Market%202012%20Attachment.docx


I hope the update provided is helpful.

Best regards,
Bobbie Sevens

 
 

Tue 6 Nov 2012 - 7:41 pm UTC

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pisceanguy
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thank you Bobbie!

 

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