BOOK PUBLISHING STATISTICS

9 09 2013

Repost from Dan Poynter’s enewsletter Sept. 2013

BOOK PUBLISHING STATISTICS
In April, total net book sales fell 3.1%, to $828.4 million, compared to April 2012,
representing sales of 1,193 publishers and distributed clients as reported to the
Association of American Publishers.
Ebook results were all over the lot. The biggest gainers overall were university and
religious ebooks categories at 75% and 42.3%, respectively. At the same time, the
category with the biggest drop was children’s/YA ebooks, down 64.8%. The largest
ebook category in sales–adult ebooks–rose 7.1%, down from its triple-digit gains of a year or two ago.

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