In the first five months of 2021, books on race and social justice sold 700,000 more units than in the same part of 2020.
Strong book sales continue in Q1 of 2021, with print sales up 29 percent in the US. And in 2020, ebook sales increased by 17 percent.
Oh, the book sales they’ll drive! After six Dr. Seuss books are discontinued, NPD looks at the latest US book sales data for insights.
In what NPD’s Kristen McLean calls ‘a remarkable year’ for US book sales, Publishers Lunch reports a decline in 2020 of translation rights deals.
One-third of 2020 growth in US print book sales was driven by juvenile fiction, NPD BookScan reports, with overall sales of 751 million units.
Year’s End: An already exceptionally busy year for nonfiction gets even hotter as US adult nonfiction print sales move 257 million units.
‘After a wobble during election week,’ says NPD’s Kristen McLean, US book sales have ramped up into the holiday season.
The week of November 14 kicks off holiday shopping in the US. NPD reports the highest week of book sales so far this year.
The United States market is on track for ‘one of the highest volume years for US trade book sales in NPD BookScan history.’
In the US, biography and memoir ebooks sold more than 3 million units in the second quarter of 2020, up 59 percent over Q1.