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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

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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