Nonfiction continues strong in the American market amid the traditional August slowdown, and ahead of a release-heavy autumn.
Unit sales of romance ebooks ‘increased 17 percentage points from January through May 2020’ in the US market, NPD Books reports.
In the AAP’s StatShot for June and NPD’s report on the first week of August, US book sales show resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.
The US book trade continues an upward trend in unit sales over some 15 weeks, says NPD’s Kristen McLean, especially good ‘for the dog days of summer.’
Following Monday’s Q2 report, NPD PubTrack Digital data shows a big jump in ebook unit sales when April’s lockdowns were ordered–children’s fiction jumped 78 percent that month.
Politically related biography and memoir gained, and children’s print gained 12 percent over the second quarter of 2019 in unit sales.
The Justice Department sues John Bolton over his forthcoming ‘The Room Where It Happened.’ Simon & Schuster rejects the lawsuit.
Monthly US book sales dropped to 2.5 million units in its worst ‘acute COVID period’ week, says NPD analyst Kristin McLean.
With journaling books alone rising from fewer than 50,000 units in 2015 to 700,000 in 2019, creativity, motivation, and inspiration are booming.
The political debate is paying off for publishers of political books, NPD’s data indicates, with major titles leading a nonfiction boost that shows up not just in print but also in ebook sales.