October Book Sales Were Up but Overall Numbers Are Down

According to the Association of American Publishers, net sales of books in October were up 13.8% but down overall by 0.3%. Among the categories that say gains in October:

  • E-books, up 34.2%, to $2.1 million
  • Adult hardcover, up 29.4%, to $295.1 million
  • Adult mass market, up 25%, to $76.4 million

Losers in October

  • Children’s/YA paperback, down 9.5%, to $52.3 million
  • Religious books, down 4.1%, to $72.3 million

Via Shelf Awareness

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