Children’s/YA Sales Increased Nearly 14 Percent in October

By Jason Boog Comment

aaplogo.jpgAccording to Association of American Publishers (AAP) sales figures, adult hardcover sales decreased 6.5 percent in October compared to the same period last year–sales in this category totaled $242.9 million for the month. In September, the same category saw a 40 percent decrease in sales.

The complete release is embedded below, but here’s an encouraging excerpt: “In the children’s book category, Hardcover Children’s/YA sales showed an increase of 13.9 percent over October of last year with sales of $100 million; however, year-to-date sales decreased by 11.1 percent. Children’s/YA Paperback sales are down by 3.3 percent in October with sales totaling $50.9 million; sales fell 6.5 percent for the year to date.”

UPDATE: Check out our Best YA Books of 2010 sampler for some more reading. Overall book sales marked a slight decrease of 0.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Overall sales totaled $721 million for the month. eBookNewser has more about dramatic increases in eBook sales.

AAP Reports October Book Sales