Across the entire US book industry, total revenues in January-to-June 2021 came in at US$6.3 billion, up 18 percent year-to-date.
The monthly report from the Association of American Publishers sees the United States’ book industry up 23.4 percent year-to-date.
The downturns of April 2020 lead to strong comparative showings by the US industry in April 2021 in the new StatShot report from AAP.
‘Publishing drives political accountability,’ the Association of American Publishers’ Maria A. Pallante says in her address.
Three speakers were heard on issues of racial and social justice, monopoly power, and the evolution of very big tech in book retail.
Trade books (consumer titles) were up 34.2 percent in March, and 24.9 percent year-to-date in the American market.
Amy Klobuchar is the first woman to have been elected to the US Senate from Minnesota. Her new book ‘Antitrust’ was released in April.
In January and February, ebooks were up 20.4 percent and downloadable audio was up 23.7 percent over 2020.
US books sales in 2020 were mixed, with AAP reporting trade book revenues up but declines in K-12 and higher education materials.
With Cambridge University Press taking two of the 2021 super-category PROSE Excellence Awards, a political anthropologist wins the Hawkins.