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Booksales Down Overall for Year 2006

The Association of American Publishers estimate that there is a total drop in sales from 2005 by 0.3%. Trade paperbacks increased by 8.5% ($8.28billion) and ebooks were up 24.1%($54.4million). Audio book sales were down 11.7% along with religion and book clubs. Maybe Amazon’s acquisition of Brilliance will lead to a surge in audio book sales.

Via Publishers 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


  1. Robin
    May 27, 2007 @ 23:21:58

    Did mass market pb increase or decrease?

  2. DS
    May 28, 2007 @ 07:02:22

    Mass market paperbacks saw growth of 4.6 percent in 2006 reaching $1.1 billion.

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