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AAP: September Sales Jump 12.3%, Up 3.6% for the Year

In September, net book sales rose 12.3% to $1.26 billion, as reported by 91 publishers to the Association of American Publishers. For the year to date, net book sales are up 3.6% to $8.1 billion.Results by category:

  • E-books soared 170.7% to $15.9 million.
  • Adult hardcover rose 74.1% to $302.4 million.
  • Adult mass market was up 33.3% to $89.9 million.
  • Children’s/YA paperback increased 8.6% to $54.2 million.
  • Higher education jumped 5.8% to $408.3 million.
  • University press paperback rose 5% to $6.4 million.
  • Audiobook climbed 2.9% to $22 million.
  • El-Hi was up 1% to $335.6 million.
  • Children’s/YA hardcover fell 24.3% to $92.7 million.
  • Religion declined 18.4% to $67.4 million.
  • Professional and scholarly dropped 3.7% to $58.7 million.
  • University press hardcover fell 3.6% to $5.7 million.
  • Adult paperback decreased 1.7% to $132.4 million.

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Posted on November 18, 2009 by Editor

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