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Book Sales Are on the Rise

According to figures from the Association of American Publishers, book sales in June rose 4.3% to $720.6 million and 7.9% year to date.


  • Audiobook: 25.9% to $12.9 million
  • E-books: 13.5% to $2.7 million
  • Children’s/YA hardcover up 22.2% to $42.3 million
  • Children’s/YA paperback: 7.1% to $38.4 million
  • Religious books: 19.4% to $37.3 million
  • Adult hardcover: 11.1% to $106.9 million
  • Adult paperback: 0.3% to $107.4 million (I assume that this is trade paperbacks)


  • Adult mass market: 4.6% to $71 million

Via Shelf Awareness.

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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