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May Book Sales Incrementally Down YTD

According to the American Association of Publishers, 79 publishers have reported $670 million in sales for the month of May. This is a 1.8% decrease from last year and 0.7 % decrease for the year.
Adult hardcovers and ebooks increased and Childrens’s/YA Paperback had a slight increase while every other category suffered a decline.
You can see the AAP article here or the google spreadsheet here.

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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