US backlist book sales grew in January, according to NPD Bookscan, with adult fiction helping to offset sagging adult nonfiction.
NPD Bookscan reports US print book sales rose 12 percent and has published a list of the top print bestsellers in 2022.
The United States’ book market ‘finished November at 6 percent below 2021,’ NPD Books’ Kristen McLean reports.
In a trend reflecting reader behavior more than supply-chain issues, the American book market heads downward in NPD’s BookScan data.
Holiday print sales in children’s books helped the US market gain 3 percent in the week ending April 16.
‘Overall, the US book market is turning in a very strong performance by historic norms,’ says NPD BookScan’s Kristen McLean.
Print book sales by volume in the United States was the highest ever recorded by NPD BookScan, with adult fiction as the leading growth category.
Year-to-date book sales in the US are looking likely to converge with that of 2020 at 8 percent growth, reports Kristen McLean at NPD Books.
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‘After a wobble during election week,’ says NPD’s Kristen McLean, US book sales have ramped up into the holiday season.