In 2023’s first six weeks, the total US comics and graphic novels market is down 13 percent against 2022’s figures, per NPD’s Kristen McLean.
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.
At NPD Bookscan, Kristen McLean sees the US book market ‘bucking uncertainty’ with strong August sales and year-end predictions.
The US market, heading to summer’s end, is stable in print sales, at 457 million units year-to-date, in NPD BookScan’s report.
With sales of US$14.9 million based on MSRP, NPD sees ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ buoyed by Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things.’
In a ‘steady’ market, NPD sees print sales in the United States decline 1.6 million units in July, typically a month for some losses.
Amid news of the NPD-IRI merger, NPD BookScan reports US print holding at 6 percent below 2021’s level in the week ending July 23.