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August Bookstore Sales Are Up

The U.S. Census Bureau statistics are out for August bookstore sales with sales up 9.3% to 2.286 billion. estimates that those sales are still feeling the Potter effects since the “adult hardcover sales were down 21.3 percent for the month, bringing in $93.1 million, but the children’s/YA hardcovers were up 58.6 percent, with sales of $105.9 million.”

Via Publisher’s Weekly.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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