Book Sales Up 4.9% in First 3/4 of 2014: AAP

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

TOTAL TRADE* NET REVENUE – BY CATEGORIES (in millions)

Jan. –  Sept. 2014 Jan.-  Sept. 2013 Percent Change
TOTAL TRADE* $5023.8 $4888.6 +2.8%
Adult Fiction/Non-Fiction $3310.6 $3423.3 -3.3%
Childrens/Young Adult $1311.9 $1072.2 +22.4%
Religious Presses $401.4 $393.2 +2.1%

TOTAL TRADE* NET REVENUE – BY FORMATS

Jan. – Sept. 2014 Jan. – Sept.  2013 Percent Change
Total Trade eBooks $1195.1 1131.5 +5.6%
Total Trade Hardback $1643.0 $1658.6 -0.9%
Total Trade Paperback $1506.8 $1447.3 +4.1%

*Total Trade includes all formats in Adult Fiction/Non-Fiction, Children’s/Young Adult and Religious Presses.

For the first three quarters of the year, sales across all categories of publishing were up 4.9 percent, according to the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The overall Trade publishing sector saw sales increase 2.8 percent for the first three quarters of the year.

The above September 2014 StatShot from the AAP shows publishers’ aggregated net revenue from all Trade categories in three formats: Hardcover, Paperback and eBook.

Children & Young Adult Books saw sales increase 22.4 percent from January to September 2014, over the same nine-month period in 2013. eBooks grew the most in this category, up +52.7 percent in the first nine months of the year.

 

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